Van Camp
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 35.456 W 080° 53.359
17S E 509504 N 4382362
A sign giving a short history of the Van Camp family in this area.
Waymark Code: WMK5ZP
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 02/18/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 4

Van Camp

Village settled early 1800s, named for pioneer Steven (1793~1873) and family in 1840s. John and Margaret Van Camp gave land for Methodist E. Church, 1879; services held into 1940s; cemetery dates to 1851; site for school, ca. 1870~1920, given by family; post office & general store served the community. Clarksburg Northern Railroad provided access to village until early 20th century.
Marker Number: None shown on marker

Marker Title: Van Camp

Marker Location: West side of Rt 180

County or Independent City: Wetzel County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History 2001

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