Allen T. Caperton
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N 37° 35.700 W 080° 32.570
17S E 540357 N 4160979
A sign telling us how Allen T. Caperton served in government.
Waymark Code: WMZB06
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Allen T. Caperton

Born November 21, 1810, in Monroe County, he served in both houses of the Virginia legislature before the Civil War. Although he opposed secession, he voted for it in 1861 at the Richmond Convention. From 1863 to 1865, Caperton served in the Confederate Senate. In 1875, he succeeded Arthur I. Boreman as one of West Virginia's U.S. senators., dying in office on July 26, 1876.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Allen T. Caperton

Marker Location: West of RT 219

County or Independent City: Union, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2016

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