Jimtown / Phillips Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 38° 54.939 W 080° 00.068
17S E 586597 N 4307890
A two sided side telling us a short history of JimTown and the near by Phillips Cemetery.
Waymark Code: WMQD5R
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 02/08/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
Views: 2


Formerly know a Fair Hope for one room school located at the junction of Findley and Yeager Roads circa 1898 to 1953. Later named for James J. "Squire Jim" Phillips(1855~1937), a former Justice of the Peace. During the Civil War, his mother Margaret Scott Phillips served Southern troops as a courier and a guide while living on this farm.

Phillips Cemetery

Established as a burial ground for the poor and named for Moses J. Phillips, who was Overseer of the Poor from 1872 to 1877. The oldest known grave is for War of 1812 veteran Dudley A. Gibson. Union and Confederate veterans are buried there. Cemetery lies 750 feet to the west, Staunton~Parkersburg Turnpike National Scenic Byway passes via WV 151.
Marker Number: none on sign

Marker Title: Jimtown / Phillips Cemetery

Marker Location: East of RT 151

County or Independent City: Randolph County

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2012

Web Site: Not listed

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