Albright / Albright Family
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 29.683 W 079° 38.639
17S E 616599 N 4372555
Quick Description: A doubled sided sign telling how the town of Albright got its name.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2013 6:57:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ0F4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 5

Long Description:

IN 1812, David Albright, a War of 1812 soldier, settled on Muddy Creek with his family. In 1821, he purchased 687 acres on Cheat River. A bridge was built across the river in 1828 and the area was called Albrightsville. The name ws shortened by the Post Office in 1882. The M&K Railroad reached town in 1906. Albright was incorporated in 1914.

Albright Family

Members of the Albright family played an important role in the development of Albright. They established a bank, oil company and store. By 1913, 358 people lived in the community. In 1914 Staley Albright and other local leaders incorporated Albright. Descendants of original settler, David Albright, resided in town until the 1980s.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Albright / Albright Family

Marker Location: East of Rt 26.

County or Independent City: Albright, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2012

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