Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 38° 03.999 W 081° 44.168
17S E 435427 N 4213465
County Seat
Waymark Code: WMAXXX
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/09/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 13

County seat, incorporated in 1906 and named for William Madison Peyton, a leader in movement for the formation of Boone County, 1847. Peyton, pioneer in the development of the Coal River Valley, locked and dammed Coal River in the 1840's and made it navigable for steamboats to transport coal from area to markets, and for a period made the Coal Valley one of the great industrial regions of the State.
Marker Title: Madison

Marker Location: WV 85, courthouse square, Madison

County or Independent City: Boone County

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Archives and History 1971

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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