Brooke County

Brooke County is located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and has a population of 24,069 (2010 Census).  It is one of four counties in West Virginia situated north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  The county seat is Follansbee. Brooke County is home to Bethany College and the Grimes Golden Apple.

 

Major cities in Brooke County include Wellsburg, Follansbee, and Bethany.

 

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/661   

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – BROOKE COUNTY


ALEXANDER CAMPBELL

LOCATION:  BETHANY, RT 67, APPX ¼ MILE EAST AFTER LEAVING TOWN AND CROSSING OVER BUFFALO CREEK. SITUATED JUST ACROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM THE CAMPBELL CEMETERY MARKER.

**MISSING 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

PHOTOS #1 AND #2 TAKEN 26 SEPTEMBER 2021. REMAINING FILE PHOTOS TAKEN IN APRIL 2010.

GPS:

40* 12’ 26” N, 80* 32’ 52” W

40.207387 N, 80.548035 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (HISTORY)

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/901 


BEECH BOTTOM FORT

LOCATION:  BEECH BOTTOM, RT 2 BETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD AVE AT BEECH BOTTOM TOWN PARK

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 13’ 37” N, 80* 39’10” W

40.226993 N, 80.653034 W

https://beechbottomwv.org/beechbottom_history.php


BETHANY / BETHANY COLLEGE

LOCATION:  BETHANY, RT 67 APPX ¼ MILE EAST OF RT 88,  ON HIGHWAY ALONGSIDE THOMAS PHILLIPS JOHNSON RECREATION CENTER

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 12’ 18” N, 80* 33’ 55” W

40.205278 N, 80.565460 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/475 

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (HISTORY)

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (COLLEGE)

MAIN BUILDING ACCESSED BY COLLEGE STREET FROM RT 67


BETHANY / RICE’S FORT

LOCATION:  BETHANY, INTERSECTION OF MAIN STREET (RT 67) AND FAIRWAY STREET

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 12’ 18” N, 80* 33’ 26” W

40.205178 N, 80.557417 W

MORE INFORMATION ON BETHANY (WIKIPEDIA)

WVU HISTORY ARTICLE ON RICE’S FORT


BETHANY CHURCH OF CHRIST

LOCATION: BETHANY, MAIN STREET (RT 67) ON EAST END OF TOWN AT CHURCH STREET, IN YARD OF CHURCH

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 12’ 22” N, 80* 33’ 15” W

40.206331 N, 80.554275 W

NOTE:  MARKER IS SITUATED APPX 100 FEET FROM THE HIGHWAY IN THE YARD OF THE CHURCH, PARTIALLY OBSCURED BY TREES (ESPECIALLY WESTBOUND TRAFFIC)

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (HISTORY)


BETHANY TURNPIKE TUNNELS

LOCATION:  RT 67, APPX 2  MILES SOUTHEAST OF WELLSBURG/ RT 2, SITUATED NEXT TO WAUGH FLOUR MILLS MARKER

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021. OLD POSTCARD SHOWS ONE TUNNEL.

GPS: 

40* 14’ 26” N, 80* 35’ 52” W

40.240669 N, 80.597804 W

WVU HISTORY ARTICLE


CAMPBELL CEMETERY

LOCATION:  BETHANY, RT 67, APPX ¼ MILE EAST AFTER LEAVING TOWN AND CROSSING OVER BUFFALO CREEK. SITUATED JUST ACROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM THE ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MARKER.

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021. PHOTO #6 SHOWS CAMPBELL FAMILY CRYPT.

GPS: 

40*12’ 26” N, 80* 32’ 54” W

40.207266 N, 80.548562 W

NOTE:  CEMETERY IS LOCATED APPX 200 YARDS UP PAVED ROAD BY MARKER


CAMPBELL TARR

LOCATION:  WELLSBURG, RT 2, APPX 100 FEET NORTH OF 12TH STREET

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:  

40* 16′ 27″ N, 80* 36′ 32″ W

40.274291 N, 80.609036 W

WV CULTURE BIOGRAPHY (LINK BEING UPDATED)

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/764 


DELTA TAU DELTA BIRTHPLACE

LOCATION:  BETHANY, MAIN STREET (RT 67) APPX 50 YARDS EAST OF COLLEGE STREET

DUE TO PHOTO ERROR, MARKER CLOSE-UP PHOTOS (#1 AND #2) ARE FROM APRIL 2010. MARKER IS IN SIMILAR CONDITION. REMAINING PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021.

GPS:

40* 12’ 19” N, 80* 33’ 25” W

40.205289 N, 80.557140 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (HISTORY)


DROVER’S INN

LOCATION:  RT 27, APPX 3-1/2 MILES EAST OF WELLSBURG

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 16’ 47” N, 80* 33’ 19” W

40.279811 N, 80.555328 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (HISTORY)

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1967 


FORT DECKER

LOCATION:  FOLLANSBEE, MAHAN PARK, MAIN ST

(RT 2) NEAR STATE STREET

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 19’ 26” N, 80* 35’ 42” W

40.323908 N, 80.595180 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2006


GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING 1770

LOCATION:  FOLLANSBEE, RT 2, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF RT 27A

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 18’ 27” N, 80* 35’ 59” W

40.307734 N, 80.599832 W

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ARTICLE  (LINK IS BEING UPDATED)

https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/ohio-river-valley/

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-02-02-0005-0027


GRIMES GOLDEN APPLE

LOCATION:  RT 27, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF WELLSBURG

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 16’ 27” N, 80* 34’ 31” W

40.274204 N, 80.575420 W

NOTE:  ENTRANCE TO THE PARK IS APPX 50 YARDS EAST OF MARKER. STEEP AND NARROW ENTRANCE TO PARK.  WATERING TROUGH HAS BEEN REMOVED EXCEPT FOR TWO SMALL STONE BLOCKS.

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/64

VINTAGE VIRGINIA APPLES WEBSITE ARTICLE

ARTICLE ON GRIMES GOLDEN APPLES 


ISAAC DUVALL AND COMPANY

LOCATION:  WELLSBURG, RT 2 JUST SOUTH OF 3RD ST (LOCATED NEXT TO WELLSBURG MARKER AND ISAAC H. DUVALL MARKER)

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021. BACK OF MARKER IS NOT ACCESSIBLE DUE TO VEGETATION. SAME INSCRIPTION AS ON THE FRONT.

GPS:

40* 15’ 55” N, 80* 36’ 45” W

40.265347 N, 80.612674 W

CLICK HERE FOR BIOGRAPHY ON WIKIPEDIA

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT FOR THE MANSION

GLASS HOUSE IS NO LONGER STANDING.

MANSION GPS:

40* 16’ 26” N, 80* 36’ 24” W

40.274090 N, 80.606886 W


ISAAC H. DUVALL

LOCATION:  WELLSBURG, RT 2 JUST SOUTH OF 3RD ST (LOCATED NEXT TO WELLSBURG MARKER AND ISAAC DUVALL AND COMPANY MARKER)

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 15’ 55” N, 80* 36’ 45” W

40.265347 N, 80.612674 W


MILLER’S TAVERN

LOCATION:  WELLSBURG, CORNER OF MAIN STREET AND 6TH STREET, APPX 2/10 MILE WEST OF COMMERCE STREET (RT 2)

PHOTOS #1 – #2 TAKEN 26 SEPTEMBER 2021. PHOTOS # 3 – #5 FILE PHOTOS TAKEN IN MARCH 2010.

** MISSING – TAVERN WAS TORN DOWN AND MARKER REMOVED IN 2020 OR 2021 **

GPS:

40* 16’ 09” N, 80* 36’ 50” W

40.269184 N, 80.613939 W

MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (HISTORY)


MURPHY AND COW RUN SANDS

LOCATION:  RT 2, NORTH OF WELLSBURG, NEAR CROSS CREEK

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

GPS: 

MISSING – EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK


PATRICK GASS

LOCATION:  WELLSBURG, COMMERCE STREET (RT 2 ) AT 22ND ST

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

GPS:

40* 17’ 05” N, 80* 36’ 29” W

40.284800 N, 80.608250 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2085 


ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

LOCATION:  RT 27A (ELDERSVILLE ROAD), APPX 4 MILES EAST OF RT 2 JUNCTION AND FOLLANSBEE

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:  40* 20’ 57” N, 80* 32’ 55” W

40.349292 N, 80.548824 W

CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE  

https://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-BR15


TOLLGATE HOUSE

LOCATION:  RT 27, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WELLSBURG, AT ENTRANCE TO BROOKE HILLS PARK

PHOTOS #1 – #4 TAKEN 26 SEPTEMBER 2021. PHOTOS #5 – #8 FILE PHOTOS TAKEN IN APRIL 2010.

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 – HOUSE TORN DOWN AND MARKER REMOVED **

GPS:

40* 16’ 19” N, 80* 32’ 19” W

40.272147 N, 80.538765 W

https://www.wvgenweb.org/brooke/turnpikes.html


VILLAGE OF POWER /

WINDSOR POWER PLANT

LOCATION: RT 2, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF BEECH BOTTOM, APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF OHIO COUNTY LINE

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 12′ 18″ N, 80* 39′ 37″ W

40.205178 N, 80.660335 W

WTOV ARTICLE

https://weelunk.com/people-power-wv/


WAUGH FLOUR MILLS

LOCATION:  RT 67, APPX 2  MILES SOUTHEAST OF WELLSBURG/ RT 2, SITUATED NEXT TO BETHANY TURNPIKE TUNNELS MARKER

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 14’ 26” N, 80* 35’ 52” W

40.240669 N, 80.597804 W

BIO OF DAVID WAUGH AND HISTORY OF MILLS 


WELLSBURG

LOCATION:  WELLSBURG, RT 2 JUST SOUTH OF 3RD ST (LOCATED NEXT TO ISAAC DUVALL AND COMPANY MARKER AND ISAAC H. DUVALL MARKER)

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 15’ 55” N, 80* 36’ 45” W

40.265431 N, 80.612624 W

MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/983 


WELLSBURG WHARF

LOCATION: WELLSBURG, MAIN STREET, JUST SOUTH OF 6TH STREET ALONG SHORE OF OHIO RIVER

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 16’08” N, 80* 36’ 51” W

40.268911 N, 80.614312 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (HISTORY)

https://www.theclio.com/entry/18760


WEST VIRGINIA FLYING CORPS

LOCATION: RT 2, JUST NORTH OF BEECH BOTTOM, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF WELLSBURG RT 2 / RT 67 JUNCTION

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 14′ 03″ N, 80* 39′ 09″ W

40.234206 N, 80.652525 W

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING ARTICLE

https://wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/001323

WESTMINSTER ABBEY MEMORIAL


BROOKE COUNTY /

HANCOCK COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 2, DOWNTOWN WEIRTON, APPX 100 FEET NORTH OF MARYLAND AVE

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 23’ 53” N, 80* 35’ 30”W

40.398086 N, 80.591885 W

HISTORY OF BROOKE COUNTY


BROOKE COUNTY / OHIO

LOCATION:  OLD FT STEUBEN BRIDGE, RT 22, WEIRTON

** MISSING – OLD BRIDGE WAS DEMOLISHED – ROAD CLOSED **

GPS: (APPROXIMATE)

40* 22’ 57” N, 80* 36’ 37” W

40.382621 N, 80.610281 W


WV (BROOKE COUNTY)/

PENNSYLVANIA

LOCATION:  RT 27, APPX 8 MILES EAST OF WELLSBURG

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

GPS:

40* 15’ 25” N, 80* 31’ 08” W

40.256962 N, 80.519030 W


WV (BROOKE COUNTY) /

PENNSYLVANIA

LOCATION:  RT 67. EAST OF BETHANY APPX 3 MILES TO POINT WHERE ROAD NARROWS (NO MARKINGS)

GPS:

40* 11’ 45” N, 80* 31’ 08” W

40.196065 N, 80.519075 W

MISSING – NO STATE LINE SIGNS AT LOCATION


BROOKE COUNTY /

OHIO COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 2 AT SHORT CREEK, SOUTH END OF SHORT CREEK BRIDGE.

GPS:

40* 10’ 58” N, 80* 40’ 36” W

40.182798 N, 80.676869 W


BROOKE COUNTY /

OHIO COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 88 APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF BETHANY

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 – UNABLE TO STOP FOR PHOTO DUE TO TRAFFIC AND LACK OF PARKING **

GPS: 

40* 10’ 26” N, 80* 34’ 55” W

40.173957 N, 80.582137 W

MISSING – PLEASE CHECK BACK