Joseph S. Wheat - Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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N 39° 38.043 W 078° 13.372
17S E 738333 N 4390827
Tells a brief history of Joseph S. Wheat's participation in the Virginia and West Virginia government. The marker is located along US 522 on the north end of Berkeley Springs.
Waymark Code: WM17VWY
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/10/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Script from the sign:

Joseph S. Wheat
Born March 1803, Wheat represented Morgan County as a delegate of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. Taken captive by Rebel forces in March 1864. Wheat spent four months in prison at Richmond's "Castle Thunder". After the war he was elected to the WV House of Delegates, and was a justice of the peace in Morgan County. He died in May 1872 in Bath.

West Virginia Archives & History 2017

Marker Title: Joseph S. Wheat

Marker Location: North Washington Street (Rt 522), Berkeley Spring Appx 4/10 mile North of RT 9

County or Independent City: Berkeley Springs, Morgan County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History

Marker Number: Not listed

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