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West Virginia Historical Markers
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A great source of pride in West Virginia's fascinating state and local history, the Mountain State's historical highway markers have attracted the interest and attention of young and old for some 65 years. The purpose of this category is to pay tribute to the history reflected in the markers in West Virginia.
Expanded Description:
Historical Markers were implemented in West Virginia in 1937, during the Great Depression, to encourage tourism. The West Virginia Commission on Historic and Scenic Markers worked with the State Road Commission, Works Progress Administration, and Federal Emergency Relief Administration to place 440 markers during the first year alone. After World War II, markers were placed at the sites of most state-run facilities and schools. The West Virginia Historic Commission took over the program in 1963. Since the late 1960s, the program has been managed by the West Virginia State Archives, which is today part of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History.
Instructions for Posting a West Virginia Historical Markers Waymark:
1. The waymark must be an official West Virginia Historic Marker, erected by the authority of the state, a municipality, college, or similar authority. It should be along a highway, in a highway rest area, or some other similar setting.
2. Each marker must include a photo you have taken of the marker. Additional photos showing you or your GPS with the marker and the area or the place commemorated by the marker would be great, but not required. Please do not use pictures from other sites without prior permission.
3. In the "long description" field, please include a brief description of the purpose for the marker. What happened here? You can enter the marker text, or summarize it, or use your own words.
4. The text of a marker usually only hints at the depth of the history behind it. Try doing a Google search on the subject matter of the marker, and if you find a good website, include a link in the optional field provided.

The minimum requirements to be approved as a West Virginia Historical Marker are:

  • The marker text must be accurate.
  • The marker location must be accurate.
  • The marker must be a state, county, or local roadside historical marker.
  • The picture must be of high enough quality to where the words on the marker can be read.
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    West Virginia Historical MarkersOld Town

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    Found alongside WV Route 2 on the north end of New Cumberland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TyroneShoelaces

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 10/21/2015

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersOhio River

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    Ohio River brought supplies to and from New Cumberland, WV.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersNew Cumberland

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    Near hear graves of early settlers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersCapt John Porter / Chelsea China Company

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    John Porter developer of New Cumberland and founder of china factory on Ohio River.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersContested County Seat

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    History of contested county seat.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersGravel Hill Academy

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    General history of building.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersOld Town

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    General history of Old Town.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersBrickyard Bend

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    General background of brick industry in area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersNew Cumberland

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    Found alongside WV Route 2 in New Cumberland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TyroneShoelaces

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 10/21/2015

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersBrickyard Bend - New Cumberland, West Virginia

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    Marker with history of brick yards along WV Hwy 2 near New Cumberland, West Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/17/2014

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersEarly Mills

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    This marker on Route 2 in West Vriginia's panhandle marks the site of early mills. A stone marker commemorating the Poe brothers, scouts who rescued prisoner from the Wyandott near here is also at this location.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 6/22/2008

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersHartford's Mill

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    Found alongside a road in Tomlinson Run State Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TyroneShoelaces

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 10/20/2015

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersPeter Tarr Furnace

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    First blast furnace west of the Alleghenies.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersLogan Massacre

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    Site of the killing of Chief Logan's family.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersThree Springs Church

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    Original log Three Springs Church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersHolliday's Cove

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    A sign telling about Fort Holliday.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 3/10/2019

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersBrooke County/Hancock County

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    This historical marker located in Weirton, West Virginia, describes the history of Brooke County on one side and Hancock County on the other.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 6/22/2008

    last visited: 8/21/2012

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersHancock County / State of Ohio

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    Tells where Hancock County was formed from and named after. Tells when Ohio was admitted to the union.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 6/18/2021

    last visited: never

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersNewell

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    This roadside marker commemorates the pottery works at Newell, West virginia, on the Ohio River.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 6/22/2008

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersRock Spring Park

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    Named for natural spring used by George Washington.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 7/7/2022

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersSt. John's Episcopal Church

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    First Episcopal Church west of the Alleghenies.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersFort Decker

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    A fort built by John Decker in 1774

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersGeorge Washington Crossing 1770

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    George Washington crossed here to look at land he wished to own.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 2/15/2018

    last visited: 2/15/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersPatrick Gass

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    This marker in Wellsburg, West Virginia commemorates Patrick Gass, member of the Lewis & Clark expedition who settled here.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 6/22/2008

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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    West Virginia Historical MarkersDrovers Inn

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    West Virginia historical marker located in front of Drovers Inn, built in 1848

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

    location: West Virginia

    date approved: 5/15/2011

    last visited: 2/13/2018

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