Barbour County

Barbour County is located in north-central West Virginia.  The population in 2010 was 16,589. The County Seat is Philippi, which is the historical site of the first land battle of the Civil War.  The Philippi Covered Bridge is one of the best-known landmarks in WV.  Philippi is also home to Alderson-Broaddus University.  Audra State Park is a popular recreational destination, with camping along the river.  

 

Major cities in Barbour County include Philippi, Belington, and Junior.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/347  

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – BARBOUR COUNTY


BENJAMIN F. KELLEY

LOCATION:  PHILIPPI, WEST END OF COVERED BRIDGE (BY JUNCTION OF RT 250)  BLUE AND GRAY PARK

GPS: 

39* 09’ 10” N / 80* 02’ 38” W

39.152802 N / 80.043961 W

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BIOGRAPHY ON WIKIPEDIA

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1177


BIRTHPLACE – W.D. ZINN

LOCATION:  PHILIPPI, RT 250, APPX ¼ MILE NORTH OF COVERED BRIDGE. SITUATED APPX 100 FEET AWAY FROM “FIRST LAND BATTLE” MARKER

GPS:

39* 09’ 34” N / 80* 02’ 47” W

39.159484 N / 80.046598 W

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https://theclio.com/entry/75469

WV AGRICULTURE BIOGRAPHY


CAMP BELINGTON

LOCATION:  BELINGTON, CORNER OF RT 92 (CRIM AVE) AND WATKINS ST (3 BLOCKS SOUTH OF THE STOP LIGHT)

GPS:

39* 01’ 25” N / 79* 56’ 10” W

39.023636 N / 79.936266 W

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CAMP LAUREL HILL

LOCATION:  BELINGTON, FOLLOW WATKINS AVE SOUTHEAST AND IT TURNS INTO CR 15 (SOUTH BEVERLY PIKE). FOLLOW FOR APPX 3 MILES ON NARROW ROAD.  LOCATED APPX 200 YARDS BEFORE “LAUREL HILL” MARKER AND POND/PICNIC AREA.

GPS:  

39* 00’ 39” N / 79* 54’ 35” W

39.010960 N / 79.909860 W

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http://www.battleoflaurelhill.org/belington.html


THE COVERED BRIDGE

LOCATION: PHILIPPI, JUNCTION OF NORTH MAIN STREET AND RT 250/119

GPS:

39* 09′ 11″ N, 80* 02′ 33″ W

39.153106 N, 80.042583 W

MARKER PHOTOS 20 JULY 2021

INTERIOR PHOTO CIRCA 2009

POSTCARDS EARLY 1900S AND ~1970

MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES ARTICLE

BRIDGEHUNTER ARTICLE

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1847


FIRST LAND BATTLE

LOCATION:  PHILIPPI, RT 250, APPX ¼ MILE NORTH OF COVERED BRIDGE. SITUATED APPX 100 FEET AWAY FROM “BIRTHPLACE – W.D. ZINN” MARKER

GPS:

39* 09’ 34” N / 80* 02’ 48” W

39.159652 N / 80.046665 W

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https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1846

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https://www.historynet.com/battle-of-philippi

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING ARTICLE

(NOTE: SORRY FOR POOR PHOTOS – SHOOTING DIRECTLY INTO THE SUNLIGHT)


HANGER’S LIMB

LOCATION: (NEW MARKER – NOT INSTALLED YET)

GPS:

JAMES EDWARD HANGAR BIOGRAPHY

HANGAR PROSTHETIC COMPANY BIOGRAPHY

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FORUM ARTICLE

NEW MARKER – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR PHOTOS


HENRY EVERETT ENGLE

LOCATION: RT 119, APPX 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 57, WEST OF PHILIPPI. (NOTE: THIS MARKER WAS PREVIOUSLY LOCATED APPX 2 MILES WEST OF THIS LOCATION)

GPS:

39* 07’ 50” N / 80* 04’ 22” W

39.130625 N / 80.072924 W

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https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1062

MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA


HISTORIC CAMPBELL SCHOOL

LOCATION:  PHILIPPI, SOUTH END OF ALDERSON-BROADDUS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, GREYSTONE AVE/BROADDUS AVE

GPS:

39* 09’ 19” N / 80* 02’ 55” W

39.155490 N / 80.048583 W

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PHOTOS #1-#3 : 20 JULY 2021

OLD MARKER AND INTERIOR PHOTOS FEB 2009

BARBOUR COUNTY COC ARTICLE


HISTORIC CHRISLIP HOLLOW

LOCATION:  RT 57 APPX ½ MILE WEST OF ELK CITY, AT JUNCTION WITH CR 57-8

GPS:

39* 08’ 38” N / 80* 07’ 16” W

39.144006 N / 80.121311 W

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** NOTE: I FOLLOWED THE NARROW GRAVEL ROAD BACK ABOUT A MILE TO FIND THE CEMETERY, BUT REACHED “NO TRESPASSING” SIGNS AND TURNED AROUND.


IDA L. REED

LOCATION:  RT 250/119 NORTH OF PHILIPPI NEAR HOPEWELL, AT JUNCTION WITH CR 6 (ARDEN ROAD)

GPS:

39* 12’ 33” N / 80* 03’ 13” W

39.209418 N / 80.053783 W

** IDA REED HOMESTEAD IS LOCATED ABOUT 3 MILES EAST ON CR 6 (ARDEN ROAD). GO UNTIL ROAD NARROWS AND BEAR RIGHT, GO ANOTHER MILE AND BEAR LEFT.  CHURCH AND CEMETERY ARE ABOUT ¼ MILE UP NARROW ROAD. (ALL PAVED)

MARKER PHOTOS 20 JULY 2021

SITE PHOTOS SEPTEMBER 2009

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/44

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BIOGRAPHY


LAUREL HILL

LOCATION:  BELINGTON, CR 15 APPX 200 YARDS BEYOND “CAMP LAUREL HILL” MARKER (ABOVE).  APPX 3 MILES FROM RT 92/250 SOUTH OF BELINGTON.

GPS:

39* 00’ 32’ N / 79* 54’ 27” W

39.009082 N / 79.907595 W

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WV CEMETERY PRESERVATION ASSN ARTICLE


MEADOWVILLE

LOCATION:  BELINGTON, RT 92 APPX 100 YARDS NORTHWEST FROM JUNCTION WITH RT 250

GPS:

39* 01’ 44” N / 79* 55’ 55” W

39.029153 N / 79.932077 W

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** THE TOWN OF MEADOWVILLE IS ACTUALLY LOCATED ABOUT 6 MILES NORTH ON RT 92 (SITE PHOTOS FEBRUARY 2009)

BOOK EXCERPT – (SEE PG 273)


PHILIPPI

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PHILIPPI IN FRONT OF COURTHOUSE, MAIN STREET

GPS:

39* 09′ 07″ N, 80* 02′ 21″ W

39.152143 N, 80.039213 W

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http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1845
 

MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


VALLEY FURNACE

LOCATION:  RT 38, APPX 3 MILES EAST OF RT 92 AND NESTORVILLE

GPS: 

39* 11’ 46” N / 79* 52’ 00” W

39.196216 N / 79.866886 W

BARBOUR COUNTY COC ARTICLE

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BARBOUR COUNTY /

RANDOLPH COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 92 / RT 250 AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF JUNIOR

GPS;

38* 57’ 47” N / 79* 58’ 07” W

38.963177 N / 79.968789 W

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BARBOUR COUNTY /

UPSHUR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 119 APPX 1/4 MILE EAST OF COUNTY LINE, NEAR CENTURY, APPX 100 YARDS SOUTH OF CR 119/16 (CENTURY ROAD)

GPS:  39* 05’ 49” N / 80* 10’ 37” W

39.096954 N / 80.177205 W

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PHOTOS #1-#2: 20 JULY 2021 AT ACTUAL COUNTY LINE

OLD MARKER PHOTOS SEPTEMBER 2009 (1/4 MILE FROM ACTUAL COUNTY LINE)


BARBOUR COUNTY /

UPSHUR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 20 AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 4 MILES NORTH OF HODGESVILLE

GPS:

39* 05’ 50” N / 80* 12’ 34” W

39.097421 N / 80.209625 W

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BARBOUR COUNTY /

HARRISON COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 20 AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 1 MILE EAST OF CR 48

GPS:

39* 08’ 14” N / 80* 13’ 33” W

39.137406 N / 80.226096 W

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BARBOUR COUNTY /

HARRISON COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 57 AT COUNTY LINE, BETWEEN CLARKSBURG AND PHILIPPI

GPS:

39* 10’ 18” N / 80* 13’ 29” W

39.171714 N / 80.224853 W

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BARBOUR COUNTY /

TUCKER COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 38, APPX 6 MILES EAST OF RT 92 AND NESTORVILLE

GPS:

39* 11’ 42” N / 79* 49’ 39” W

39.195107 N / 79.827566 W

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BARBOUR COUNTY /

PRESTON COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 92 AT COUNTY LINE.  LOCATED APPX 6 MILES SOUTH OF RT 50

GPS:

39* 17’ 41” N / 79* 52’ 37” W

39.294757 N / 79.876993 W

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TAYLOR COUNTY /

BARBOUR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 250 / RT 119 AT COUNTY LINE

GPS:

39* 14’ 46” N / 80* 03’04” W

39.246195 N / 80.051305 W

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TAYLOR COUNTY /

BARBOUR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 76 AT COUNTY LINE, SOUTH OF FLEMINGTON AT ASTOR

GPS:

39* 14’ 21” N / 80* 08’ 38” W

39.239224 N / 80.144075 W

PHOTOS JUNE 2021