Jackson County

Jackson County is located on the western edge West Virginia at the Ohio/Ohio River border.  The population in 201 was 29,211.  The county seat is Ripley and the main industries are agriculture, oil/gas, timber, and manufacturing.  

 

Major cities in Jackson County include Ripley and Ravenswood.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/931

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – JACKSON COUNTY


BATTLE OF BUFFINGTON ISLAND

LOCATION: RT 68, APPX 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF SHERMAN AND CR 8

GPS:

38* 59′ 17″ N, 81* 45′ 47″ W

38.988205 N, 81.763266 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BUFFINGTON ISLAND

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – MORGAN’S RAID

JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

THE JACKSON HERALD – BATTLE OF BUFFINGTON ISLAND

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COTTAGEVILLE

LOCATION: APPX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF COTTAGEVILLE AT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON RT 62, MARKER IS IN FAIRGROUNDS APPX 100 YARDS FROM ENTRANCE

GPS:

38* 51′ 35″ N, 81* 49′ 11″ W

38.859724 N, 81.819929 W

WIKIPEDIA – COTTAGEVILLE

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DANIEL FROST

LOCATION: RT 68, BETWEEN RAVENSWOOD AND RT 33 BRIDGE ACROSS OHIO RIVER JUST SOUTH OF TOWN, AT WASHINGTON’S RIVERFRONT PARK / WASHINGTON’S WESTERN LANDS MUSEUM, NEXT TO OHIO RIVER FORD/ RAVENSWOOD MARKER

GPS:

38* 56′ 35″ N, 81* 45′ 31″ W

38.943124 N, 81.758739 W

WHEELING INTELLIGENCER ARTICLE

WIKIPEDIA – DANIEL FROST

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KENNA

LOCATION: RT 34, KENNA, APPX 3/4 MILE NORTH-WEST OF I-77 EXIT 124, APPX 150 YARDS EAST OF CR 21 (CHARLESTON ROAD)

GPS:

38* 40′ 32″ N, 81* 39′ 29″ W

38.675817 N, 81.658158 W

WIKIPEDIA – KENNA

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LAST PUBLIC EXECUTION /

PFOST-GREENE MURDERS

LOCATION: RIPLEY, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, COURT STREET

GPS:

38* 49′ 10″ N, 81* 42′ 42″ W

38.819478 N, 81.711918 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – LAST PUBLIC HANGING

CHARLESTON GAZETTE-MAIL ARTICLE

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OHIO RIVER FORD /

RAVENSWOOD

LOCATION: RT 68, BETWEEN RAVENSWOOD AND RT 33 BRIDGE ACROSS OHIO RIVER JUST SOUTH OF TOWN, AT WASHINGTON’S RIVERFRONT PARK / WASHINGTON’S WESTERN LANDS MUSEUM, NEXT TO DANIEL FROST MARKER

GPS:

38* 56′ 35″ N, 81* 45′ 31″ W

38.943071 N, 81.758671 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – RAVENSWOOD

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RAID ON RIPLEY

LOCATION: RIPLEY, CORNER OF RT 21 (N CHURCH STREET) AND NORTH STREET (1 BLOCK NORTH OF RT 33), BY LIBRARY

GPS:

38* 49′ 11″ N, 81* 42′ 38″ W

38.819920 N, 81.710638 W

JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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RIPLEY

LOCATION: RIPLEY, RT 21 (SOUTH CHURCH STREET), 1 BLOCK SOUTH OF RT 33, ACROSS FROM WILLOW BEND LANE

GPS:

38* 49′ 04″ N, 81* 42′ 38″ W

38.817937 N, 81.710679 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley,_West_Virginia

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – RIPLEY

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STAATS MILL BRIDGE

LOCATION: APPX 8 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF RIPLEY, CR 36 AT O’BRIEN LAKE, APPX 6 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF I-77 EXIT 132 (FAIRPLANE)

GPS:

38* 44′ 30″ N, 81* 37′ 24″ W

38.741720 N, 81.623604 W

JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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STAATS MILL COVERED BRIDGE

LOCATION: CR 25 (CEDAR LAKES DRIVE), APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF CR 21 (SOUTH CHURCH STREET – RIPLEY)

GPS:

38* 47′ 39″ N, 81* 41′ 13″ W

38.794439 N, 81.687207 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

WIKIPEDIA – STAATS MILL COVERED BRIDGE

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WASHINGTON’S LAND

LOCATION: RT 2, APPX 3/4 MILE SOUTH OF RT 33 BRIDGE ACROSS OHIO RIVER JUST SOUTH OF RAVENSWOOD, AT TURNOUT

GPS:

38* 55′ 28″ N, 81* 45′ 24″ W

38.924702 N, 81.756826 W

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JACKSON COUNTY /

KANAWHA COUNTY

LOCATION: CR 21, APPX 3/4 MILE NORTH OF I-77 EXIT 116 (HAINE’S BRANCH ROAD)

GPS:

38* 33′ 16″ N, 81* 37′ 58″ W

38.554610 N, 81.632908 W

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JACKSON COUNTY /

MASON COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 2, JUST OVER 1 MILE SOUTH OF RT 62 AND MT ALTO

GPS:

38* 51′ 17″ N, 81* 53′ 42″ W

38.854929 N, 81.895231 W

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JACKSON COUNTY /

MASON COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 33 (???)

** NOTE: RT 33 DOES NOT GO THROUGH MASON COUNTY

GPS: ???

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JACKSON COUNTY /

PUTNAM COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 34, APPX 6 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF I-77 EXIT 124 (KENNA)

GPS:

38* 38′ 40″ N, 81* 42′ 46″ W

38.644606 N, 81.712783 W

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JACKSON COUNTY /

ROANE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 33, APPX 12 MILES EAST OF RIPLEY, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF ROANE-JACKSON TECHNICAL CENTER

GPS:

38* 49′ 28″ N, 81* 31′ 15″ W

38.824563 N, 81.520918 W

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JACKSON COUNTY /

WIRT COUNTY

LOCATION: CR 21, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH OF I-77 EXIT 161 (ROCKPORT), APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF STUKEY HOLLOW ROAD (CR 21-44)

GPS:

39* 01′ 20″ N, 81* 34′ 23″ W

39.022422 N, 81.573150 W

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JACKSON COUNTY /

WOOD COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 68, POND CREEK, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF BELLEVILLE, APPX 11 MILES NORTH OF RAVENSWOOD

GPS:

39* 05′ 33″ N, 81* 44′ 40″ W

39.092511 N, 81.744517 W

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