Kanawha County

Kanawha County is located in south-central West Virginia. It is the home of Charleston, the state’s capital and largest city (pop 46,536 in 2019).  The Charleston metro area has around 208,000 people.  In addition to being the center for state government, Kanawha County is a major industrial and chemical manufacturing area. It was also a major oil and gas producing area for many years.
Other major cities in the county include St. Albans, Belle, Cross Lanes, DuPont City, Institute, Nitro, South Charleston, and Scott Depot.
Daniel Boone was a member of the Kanawha County Assembly in 1791.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1103 

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – KANAWHA COUNTY

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD EAST, BETWEEN CAPITOL BUILDING AND KANAWHA RIVER, SITUATED NEXT TO STATE CAPITOL MARKER #1

NOTE: ON EASTBOUND LANE, NO PARKING EXCEPT ACROSS WESTBOUND LANE

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 07” N, 81* 36’ 45” W

38.335341 N, 81.612716 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

Lincoln Approves New State of West Virginia


ALUM CREEK

LOCATION: ALUM CREEK, RT 214, APPX 7 MILES SOUTH OF I-64

GPS:

38* 17’ 06” N, 81* 47’ 13” W

38.285027 N, 81.787104 W

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ANDREW AND

CHARLES LEWIS MARCH

(#1 OF 2 IDENTICAL MARKERS)

LOCATION: CEDAR GROVE, RT 60, AT INTERSECTION WITH HULL AVE, STOPLIGHT.  NEXT TO FIRST SETTLERS MARKER IN SMALL PARK, EASTBOUND LANE AT SMALL PARK, 50 YARDS TO CHURCH AND HISTORIC CHURCH MARKER. 

GPS:

38* 13’ 05” N, 81* 25’ 35” W

38.218211 N, 81.426445 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1358

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ANDREW AND

CHARLES LEWIS MARCH

(#2 OF 2 IDENTICAL MARKERS)

LOCATION: INSTITUTE, FAIRLAWN AVENUE (RT 25) PARALLEL WITH I-64, APPX 1-3/4 MILES WEST OF I-64 EXIT 53, ACROSS INTERSTATE FROM WV STATE POLICE ACADEMY

** MISSING 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 22’ 48” N, 81* 45’ 33” W

38.380166 N, 81.759277 W

NOTE:  THIS MARKER AND INDIAN MOUND MARKER ARE APPX 30 FEET APART AND ARE BOTH MISSING.  POLES REMAIN, BUT IF REPLACED, MARKERS MAY BE ON EITHER POLE.

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1358


BANGOR CEMETERY

LOCATION: ST. ALBANS, INTERSECTION OF KANAWHA TERRACE AND WALNUT STREET

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 22’ 37” N, 81* 48’ 24” W

38.377101 N, 81.806889 W

https://www.theclio.com/entry/13919

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (CHURCH)

ST MARKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH


BATTLE OF CHARLESTON

LOCATION: CHARELSTON, KANAWHA BLVD EAST AT MAGIC ISLAND, JUST WEST OF I-64 OVERPASS, ACROSS FROM TENNESSEE AVENUE, IN CITY PARK APPX 30 FEET FROM ROAD

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 26” N, 81* 38’ 52” W

38.357376 N, 81.647811 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2425

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BELLE WORKS

LOCATION: RT 60/12 (OLD RT 60 FRONTAGE ROAD) MIDWAY BETWEEN BELLE AND RAND,

ON NORTH PART OF LARGE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, ACCESS FROM RT 60 IS AT A CROSSING APPX ¼ MILE SOUTH/EAST OF LOCATION. THIS MARKER IS NORTHWEST OF THE CROSSING, APPX  ½ MILE BEFORE THE CAMP PIATT MARKER

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 14’ 39” N, 81* 33’ 13” W

38.244231 N, 81.553873 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1985

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING ARTICLE

OLD PHOTOS AT THIS DIGITAL ARCHIVE 

(OLD PHOTO)


BIRKETT DAVENPORT FRY

LOCATION:  ST. ALBANS, ENTRANCE TO ST. ALBANS HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT, NEAR INTERSECTION OF KANAWHA TERRACE AND HUDSON STREET

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 22’ 40” N, 81* 48’ 39” W

38.377893 N, 81.811076 W

https://www.theclio.com/entry/96418

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HISTORYNET BIOGRAPHY


THE BLOCK (#1 OF 2)

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, SHREWSBURY STREET APPX 50 FEET NORTH OF RT 60, CORNER OF HOTEL PARKING LOT

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 00” N, 81* 37’ 49” W

38.350066 N, 81.630498 W

https://cacwv.org/the-block-historic-district/

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THE BLOCK (#2 OF 2)

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, SHREWSBURY STREET BETWEEN CHRISTOPHER STREET AND SMITH STREET, IN FRONT OF SIMPSON MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 06” N, 81* 37’ 42” W

38.351745 N, 81.628506 W

https://cacwv.org/the-block-historic-district/

https://www.theclio.com/tour/55/2/reverse


BOOKER T. WASHINGTON / MALDEN

LOCATION: RT 60/12 (MALDEN DRIVE),  TAKE GEORGES DRIVE TURNOFF, TURN LEFT ON MALDEN DRIVE, APPX 250 YARDS SOUTH/EAST, SITUATED NEXT TO LEWIS RUFFNER MARKER

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

PHOTO OF ORIGINAL MARKER (#12) UNKNOWN SOURCE

GPS:

38* 17’ 55” N, 81* 33’ 27” W

38.298850 N, 81.557687 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/890

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://www.theclio.com/entry/15028

WVEXPLORER – MARY DRAPER INGLES


BULL MOOSE SPECIAL

LOCATION:   PAINT CREEK ROAD (RT 83) AT INTERSECTION WITH HOLLY GROVE ROAD (RT 83/2), APPX 1 MILE SOUTH OF HANSFORD AND RT 61

GPS:

38* 11’ 26” N, 81*23’ 43” W

38.190647 N, 81.395544 W

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PAINT CREEK / CABIN CREEK MINE STRIKE

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BURNING SPRINGS

LOCATION: DUPONT CITY, APPX 7 MILES EAST OF CAPITOL BUILDING, RT 60 AT JUNCTION WITH RT 60/13 (MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE) IN WESTBOUND LANE

** MISSING ON 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS #1-4 : 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

PHOTOS #5-7 (FILE PHOTOS) AUGUST 2009

GPS:

38* 16’ 08” N, 81* 33’ 51” W

38.268885 N, 81.564220 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/725


CAMP PIATT

LOCATION: RT 60/12 (OLD RT 60 FRONTAGE ROAD) MIDWAY BETWEEN BELLE AND RAND,

ON NORTH PART OF LARGE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, ACCESS FROM RT 60 IS AT A CROSSING APPX ¾ MILE SOUTHEST OF LOCATION.   THIS MARKER IS NORTHWEST OF THE CROSSING, APPX  ½ MILE PAST THE BELLE WORKS MARKER

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 14’ 59” N, 81* 33’ 41” W

38.249794 N, 81.561613 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/895

https://theclio.com/entry/96416


CAPTAIN JOHN YOUNG /

JOHN YOUNG EARLY SETTLER

LOCATION:  YOUNG’S BOTTOM, RT 119, APPX 5 MILES SOUTH OF CLENDENIN, APPX 9 MILES NORTH OF BIG CHIMNEY. CEMETERY IS AT TOP OF HILL BEHIND CHURCH. GRAVE SITE IS ALONG RIDGE BETWEEN CARETAKER HOME AND HIGHWAY. (NOT IN FENCED AREA)

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 27’ 38” N, 81* 25’ 26” W

38.460729 N, 81.423897 W

https://theclio.com/entry/65746


CHARLESTON

LOCATION: CHARLESTON,  KANAWHA BLVD OVERLOOKING KANAWHA RIVER AT INTERSECTION WITH COURT STREET

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 02” N, 81* 38’ 22” W

38.350560 N, 81.629576 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1089

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


COALBURG

LOCATION: RT 61 ON WEST END OF EAST BANK, APPX ½ MILE WEST OF EAST BANK MIDDLE SCHOOL

GPS:

38*12’ 31” N, 81* 27’ 26” W

38.208826 N, 81.457469 W

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

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COL GEORGE CLENDENIN /

TOWN OF CLENDENIN

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CLENDENIN (ACROSS RIVER FROM RT 119), CORNER OF FRENCH STREET AND VIRGINIA AVENUE

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 29’ 13” N, 81* 21’ 08” W

38.487214 N, 81.352397 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://theclio.com/entry/6786

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CRAIK-PATTON HOUSE

LOCATION:  CHARLESTON,  EAST KANAWHA BLVD APPX ½ MILE WEST OF MERGER WITH I-64, APPX 1-1/2 MILES EAST OF CAPITOL BUILDING

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 19’ 55” N, 81* 35’ 09” W

38.332150 N, 81.586056 W

https://www.craikpattonhouse.org/

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


DANIEL BOONE

LOCATION:  CHARLESTON,  EAST KANAWHA BLVD APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF PASSING UNDER I-64/I-77, APPX 1-1/2 MILES EAST OF CAPITOL BUILDING, AT ENTRANCE TO SMALL ROADSIDE PARK

** MISSING ON 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS #1-4 : 13 SEPT 2022

MARKER FILE PHOTOS #5-6 : AUGUST 2009

GPS:

38* 19’ 51” N, 81* 35’ 01” W

38.331029 N, 81.583761

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/611

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EAST BANK HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION: EAST BANK, RT 61 AT WALNUT STREET, NEXT TO EAST BANK HIGH SCHOOL

GPS:

38* 12’ 58” N, 81* 26’ 31” W

38.216272 N, 81.441976 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1004

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EXECUTIVE MANSION

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD, APPX 150 YARDS EAST OF GREENBRIER STREET, NEAR THE CAPITOL BUILDING

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 09” N, 81* 36’ 54” W

38.335914 N, 81.615154 W

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https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2137


FIRST GAS WELL

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD OVERLOOKING KANAWHA RIVER, ACROSS FROM BROOKS STREET, APPX 1-1/4 MILE WEST OF CAPITOL BUILDING, SITUATED APPX 100 FEET FROM FORT LEE MARKER 

NOTE: ON EASTBOUND LANE, NO PARKING EXCEPT ACROSS WESTBOUND LANE

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 40” N, 81* 37’ 58” W

38.344456 N, 81.532926 W


FIRST SETTLERS

LOCATION: CEDAR GROVE, RT 60, AT INTERSECTION WITH HULL AVE, STOPLIGHT.  NEXT TO ANDREW AND CHARLES LEWIS MARCH MARKER IN SMALL PARK, EASTBOUND LANE AT SMALL PARK, 50 YARDS TO CHURCH AND HISTORIC CHURCH MARKER. 

GPS:

38* 13’ 05” N, 81* 25’ 34” W

38.218062 N, 81.426280 W

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FORT LEE

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD OVERLOOKING KANAWHA RIVER, ACROSS FROM BROOKS STREET, APPX 1-1/4 MILE WEST OF CAPITOL BUILDING, SITUATED APPX 100 FEET FROM FIRST GAS WELL MARKER 

NOTE: ON EASTBOUND LANE, NO PARKING EXCEPT ACROSS WESTBOUND LANE. FORT LEE MEMORIAL IS ENCLOSED IN METAL FENCE APPX 50 YARDS EAST OF MARKER.

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 39” N, 81* 37’ 57” W

38.344205 N, 81.632626 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2048


FORT SCAMMON (#1 OF 2)

LOCATION: SOUTH CHARLESTON, FROM RT 119, TURN ONTO CANTLEY DRIVE APPX  ½ MILE SOUTH OF RT 61 OR ¼ MILE SOUTH OF RT 119 OFFRAMP FROM I-64.  AFTER TURNING ONTO CANTLEY STREET, IMMEDIATELY TURN RIGHT ONTO FORT HILL DRIVE.  MARKER IS APPX 50 YARDS ON THE RIGHT.

(NOTE: CONTINUE UP FORT HILL DRIVE APPX 1 MILE THROUGH RESIDENTIAL AREA AND FOLLOW SIGNS TO FORT AND MARKER #2)

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 50” N, 81* 39’ 09” W

38.347239 N, 81.652709 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (COMING SOON)

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FORT SCAMMON (#2 OF 2)

LOCATION: SOUTH CHARLESTON, INTERSECTION OF MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE AND SHERIDAN CIRCLE, JUST BELOW THE FORT. FOLLOW SIGNS UP FORT HILL DRIVE FROM MARKER #1 APPX 1 MILE THROUGH RESIDENTIAL AREA.  FORT IS ON TOP OF THE HILL.

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 03” N, 81* 39’ 20” W

38.351016 N, 81.655659 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (COMING SOON)

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https://theclio.com/entry/4820


FORT TACKETT

LOCATION:  WEST END OF ST. ALBANS NEAR AMANDAVILLE, WINFIELD ROAD (RT 817) APPX 200 YARDS FROM INTERSECTION WITH MacCORKLE AVENUE (RT 60)

PHOTOS 14 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 23’ 56” N, 81* 51’ 19” W

38.399118 N, 81.855522 W

https://theclio.com/entry/14264

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/679


45TH US COLORED INFANTRY

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD OVERLOOKING KANAWHA RIVER, APPX 100 YARDS WEST OF GREENBRIER STREET. 

NOTE: ON EASTBOUND LANE, NO PARKING EXCEPT ACROSS WESTBOUND LANE

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS: (APPX)

38* 20’ 12” N, 81* 37’ 03” W

38.336716 N, 81.617547 W

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WVCIVILWAR WEBSITE ARTICLE


GEORGE W. SUMMERS

LOCATION:  CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD WEST, BETWEEN LOVELL DRIVE AND PARK AVENUE, ALONG KANAWHA RIVER, APPX 6/10 MILE WEST OF I-64 UNDERPASS

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 39” N, 81* 39’ 24” W

38.360973 N, 81.656911 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/626

https://www.theclio.com/entry/96421

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HISTORIC CHURCH

LOCATION: CEDAR GROVE, RT 60, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF INTERSECTION WITH HULL AVE, STOPLIGHT,  ADJACENT TO SMALL PARK AND FIRST SETTLERS MARKER

GPS:

38* 13’ 03” N, 81* 25’ 33” W

38.217631 N, 81.425952 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/875

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

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INDIAN MOUND

LOCATION:  SOUTH CHARLESTON, CORNER OF  MacCORKLE AVENUE (RT 60) AND OAKES AVENUE, AKA CRIEL MOUND

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 22’ 08” N, 81* 41’ 50” W

38.369101 N, 81.697466 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/520

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criel_Mound


INDIAN MOUND /

MOUNDS – EARTHWORKS

LOCATION: INSTITUTE, FAIRLAWN AVENUE (RT 25) PARALLEL WITH I-64, APPX 1-3/4 MILES WEST OF I-64 EXIT 53, ACROSS INTERSTATE FROM WV STATE POLICE ACADEMY

** MISSING 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 22’ 48” N, 81* 45’ 32” W

38.380028 N, 81.759140 W

NOTE:  THIS MARKER AND ANDREW AND CHARLES LEWIS MARCH MARKER (#2) ARE APPX 30 FEET APART AND ARE BOTH MISSING.  POLES REMAIN, BUT IF REPLACED, MARKERS MAY BE ON EITHER POLE.

https://theclio.com/entry/19178


LEWIS RUFFNER

LOCATION: RT 60/12 (MALDEN DRIVE),  TAKE GEORGES DRIVE TURNOFF, TURN LEFT ON MALDEN DRIVE, APPX 250 YARDS SOUTH, SITUATED NEXT TO MALDEN / BOOKER T. WASHINGTON MARKER (PREVIOUS)

GPS:

38* 17’ 55” N, 81* 33’ 27” W

38.298850 N, 81.557687 W

https://www.theclio.com/entry/116685

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LEWIS’ MARCH

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD OVERLOOKING KANAWHA RIVER, APPX 3/10 MILE EAST OF CAPITOL BUILDING, AT INTERSECTION WITH VEAZEY STREET

NOTE: ON EASTBOUND LANE, NO PARKING EXCEPT ACROSS WESTBOUND LANE

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 05” N, 81* 36’ 23” W

38.334802 N, 81.606575 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1358

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MILITARY SURVEY / NITRO

LOCATION: EAST NITRO, RT 25, APPX 6/10 MILE EAST OF SATTES / HENDERSON MEMORIAL BRIDGE

** MISSING 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS #1-2 : 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

FILE PHOTOS #3-5 OF MARKER TAKEN SEPTEMBER 2009 BY SEAN DILL OF MORGANTOWN

GPS:

38* 23’ 30” N, 81* 49’ 12” W

38.391748 N, 81.820285 W

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ARTICLE

https://www.theclio.com/entry/23815


MORGAN KITCHEN MUSEUM

LOCATION: ST. ALBANS, MacCORKLE AVENUE (RT 60), ACROSS FROM PFAFF STREET, APPX 1-1/4 MILE WEST OF EAST END OF KANAWHA TERRACE

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 23’ 01” N, 81* 48’ 04” W

38.383729 N, 81.801132 W

https://theclio.com/entry/9534

ST. ALBANS HISTORY ARTICLE


ORDNANCE PLANT

LOCATION:  SOUTH CHARLESTON, MacCORKLE AVE (RT 60), APPX 100 YARDS WEST OF “G” STREET AND ENTRANCE TO LARGE INDUSTRIAL AREA, APPX ¾ MILE EAST OF I-64 EXIT 54

** MISSING 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 57” N, 81* 42’ 14” W

38.365988 N, 81.704139 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1107

https://www.theclio.com/entry/45117


PETROCHEMICAL PLANT

LOCATION: CLENDENIN, RT 119, APPX 200 YARDS NORTH OF FRENCH STREET BRIDGE, APPX 200 YARDS SOUTH OF RT 119 / RT 4 INTERSECTION

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 29’ 21” N, 81* 21’ 05” W

38.489382 N, 81.351504 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/823

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PINCH REUNION

LOCATION: PINCH, RT 47 (SOUTH PINCH ROAD) NEAR INTERSECTION WITH REUNION ROAD, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER OFF RT 119 AT TOWN OF ELKVIEW

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 24’ 49” N, 81* 29’ 08” W

38.413786 N,  81.485776 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1857

https://www.theclio.com/entry/14156


PRATT

LOCATION: PRATT, RT 61, APPX 20 MILES EAST OF STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, APPX 3 MILES EAST OF EAST BANK, AT TURNOFF ON CHESAPEAKE STREET

GPS: (MISSING – APPX LOCATION)

38* 12’ 14” N, 81* 23’ 44” W

38.204164 N, 81.395761 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – PRATT

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REV RUFFNER’S GRAVE

LOCATION: RT 60, MALDEN, APPX 1 MILE EAST OF I-64 / RT 60 SPLIT ON EAST END OF CHARLESTON, APPX 100 YARDS OFF RT 60 ON GEORGE’S AVENUE NEXT TO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT

NOTE: CEMETERY IS LOCATED PAST THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT THE WEST END OF MALDEN DRIVE AT VANGUAARD DRIVE. LIMITED PARKING ON NARROW STREET. MUST WALK AROUND FENCE BY RAILROAD TRACKS TO GET TO CEMETERY.

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 18’ 03” N, 81* 33’ 24” W

38.300887 N, 81.556734 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/139

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RUFFNER WELL

LOCATION: RT 60, MALDEN, APPX 1 MILE EAST OF I-64 / RT 60 SPLIT ON EAST END OF CHARLESTON, APPX 1/4 MILE BEFORE MALDEN EXIT ON RT 60 EASTBOUND

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 18’ 09” N, 81* 33’ 22” W

38.302692 N, 81.556156 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1600


THE RUFFNERS

LOCATION:  CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD OVERLOOKING KANAWHA RIVER, APPX ¼ MILE WEST OF GREENBRIER STREET. 

NOTE: ON EASTBOUND LANE, NO PARKING EXCEPT ACROSS WESTBOUND LANE

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 16” N, 81* 37’ 13” W

38.344205 N, 81.632610 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/138

https://www.theclio.com/entry/22812


SAMUEL SHREWSBURY HOUSE

LOCATION: RT 60/12 (OLD RT 60 FRONTAGE ROAD) MIDWAY BETWEEN BELLE AND RAND,

ON NORTH PART OF LARGE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, ACCESS FROM RT 60 IS AT A CROSSING APPX ½ MILE NORTHWEST OF LOCATION. THIS MARKER IS SOUTHEAST OF THE CROSSING, APPX  ½ MILE, AND 1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF THE CAMP PIATT  AND BELLE WORKS MARKERS

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 14’ 15” N, 81* 32’ 37” W

38.237694 N, 81.543863 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://www.theclio.com/entry/55764

SAMUEL SHREWSBURY HOUSE


SIMON KENTON

LOCATION: BIG CHIMNEY, RT 119, APPX ½ MILE NORTH OF RT 114

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 24’ 19” N, 81* 32’ 02” W

38.405348 N, 81.533953 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1188

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SLAVERY IN WEST VIRGINIA

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD EASTBOUND LANE, APPX 50 YARDS EAST OF ELIZABETH STREET ALONG KANAWHA RIVER

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20′ 13″ N, 81* 37′ 07″ W

38.337140 N, 81.618666 W

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eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – SLAVERY IN WV


SPICER PATRICK

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD EAST, APPX ¼ MILE EAST OF RT 60 BRIDGE, ON WALKING TRAIL BETWEEN HIGHWAY AND KANAWHA RIVER, JUST WEST OF AND ACROSS FROM WEST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 54” N, 81* 39’ 52” W

38.365024 N, 81.664562 W

https://www.theclio.com/entry/96439


ST ALBANS ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

LOCATION: ST. ALBANS, MacCORKLE AVENUE (RT 60), ACROSS FROM HUDSON STREET, APPX 1-3/4 MILE WEST OF EAST END OF KANAWHA TERRACE

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 23’ 09” N, 81* 48’ 33” W

38.386028 N, 81.809391 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/153

https://www.theclio.com/entry/14210


ST ALBANS COVERED BRIDGE

LOCATION: ST. ALBANS, WHERE KANAWHA TERRACE AND 6TH AVE MEET AT BRIDGE OVER COAL RIVER ON WEST END OF TOWN

PHOTOS 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 23’ 11” N, 81* 50’ 22” W

38.386439 N, 81.839670 W

ST ALBANS HISTORY WEBSITE ARTICLE

BATTLE OF SCARY CREEK


STATE CAPITOL (#1 OF 4)

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD EAST, BETWEEN CAPITOL BUILDING AND KANAWHA RIVER, SITUATED NEXT TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN MARKER

NOTE: ON EASTBOUND LANE, NO PARKING EXCEPT ACROSS WESTBOUND LANE BEHIND CAPITOL

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 07” N, 81* 36’ 44” W

38.335290 N, 81.612463 W

BRIEF HISTORY OF CAPITOL ON WVGOV WEBSITE

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


STATE CAPITOL (#2 OF 4)

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, CORNER OF KANAWHA BLVD AND GREENBRIER STREET

(NOTE: PARTIALLY HIDDEN UNDER TREE)

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 11” N, 81* 36’ 57” W

38.336579 N, 81.616061 W

BRIEF HISTORY OF CAPITOL ON WVGOV WEBSITE

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


STATE CAPITOL (#3 OF 4)

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, INTERSECTION OF GREENBRIER STREET AND WASHINGTON AVE, AT WEST GATE TO CAPITOL COMPLEX

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 19” N, 81* 36’ 50” W

38.338868 N, 81.614022 W

BRIEF HISTORY OF CAPITOL ON WVGOV WEBSITE

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


STATE CAPITOL (#4 OF 4)

LOCATION:  DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON, CORNER OF LEE STREET AND CAPITOL STREET (PEDESTRIAN AREA WITH LIMITED PARKING)

PHOTOS: 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 02” N, 81* 37’ 59”

38.350736 N, 81.633301 W

BRIEF HISTORY OF CAPITOL ON WVGOV WEBSITE

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


WASHINGTON’S LAND (#1 OF 2)

LOCATION: ST ALBANS, MacCORKLE AVE (RT 60) AT PORT OF ST ALBANS / ROSIE THE RIVETER ROADSIDE PARK, APPX ½ MILE EAST OF SATTES/HENDERSON MEMORIAL BRIDGE (3RD STREET), MARKER IS LOCATED INSIDE PARK APPX 100 FEET FROM MAIN ROAD

PHOTOS #1-6: 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

FILE PHOTOS #7-8: MARCH 2017 – INCLUDED TO SHOW VIEW WITHOUT FOG

GPS:

38* 23’ 19” N, 81* 49’ 34” W

38.388883 N, 81.826333 W

https://www.theclio.com/entry/114396


WASHINGTON’S LAND (#2 OF 2)

LOCATION:  DUNBAR, 10TH STREET SOUTH OF RT 25, JUST NORTH OF DUNBAR BRIDGE

** MISSING 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:  (APPX)

38* 21’ 29” N, 81* 44’ 13” W

38.358145 N, 81.737061 W

https://www.theclio.com/entry/114396


WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

LOCATION: INSTITUTE, FAIRLAWN AVE (RT 25) APPX ¼ MILE EAST OF I-64 EXIT 50, AND APPX 4/10 MILE WEST OF INDIAN MOUND MARKER AND ANDREW AND CHARLES LEWIS MARCH MARKER

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 23’ 00” N, 81* 45’ 53” W

38.383488 N, 81.764891 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (COMING SOON)

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1106


WILLIAM BLIZZARD

LOCATION:  CHARLESTON, EAST KANAWHA BLVD AT THE CORNER OF MORRIS STREET, APPX 1-1/4 MILES WEST OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING

PHOTOS: 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 20’ 35” N, 81* 37’ 50” W

38.343211 N, 81.630812 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/545

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WILLIAM H. DAVIS

LOCATION: CHARLESTON, KANAWHA BLVD EAST, APPX ½ MILE EAST OF RT 60 BRIDGE, ON WALKING TRAIL BETWEEN HIGHWAY AND KANAWHA RIVER, ACROSS FROM WEST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

PHOTOS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 21’ 48” N, 81* 39’ 42” W

38.363561 N, 81.661825 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/26

https://www.theclio.com/entry/96440


WILLIAM STARKE ROSENCRANS

LOCATION: SOUTH CHARLESTON, RT 119 APPX 10 MILES SOUTH OF KANAWHA RIVER, AT COAL STATE NATURAL AREA PARK, ROCKY BRANCH ROAD

GPS:  (APPX LOCATION)

38* 16’ 00” N, 81* 47’ 36” W

38.266728 N, 81.793528 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/130

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https://www.theclio.com/entry/96436

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KANAWHA COUNTY /

LINCOLN COUNTY

LOCATION: ALUM CREEK, RT 214

GPS: (MISSING??)

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KANAWHA COUNTY /

BOONE COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 119, SOUTH OF McCORKLE

GPS: (MISSING??)

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KANAWHA COUNTY /

BOONE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 94, APPX 6 MILES SOUTH OF RT 61 AND MARMET

GPS: (MISSING??)

38* 10’ 38” N, 81* 38’ 12” W

38.177451 N, 81.636677 W

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KANAWHA COUNTY /

BOONE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 94, APPX 6 MILES SW OF MARMET AND RT 61

GPS: (MISSING??)

38* 10′ 39″ N, 81* 38′ 12″ W

38.177565 N, 81.636681 W

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KANAWHA COUNTY /

FAYETTE COUNTY

LOCATION: SMITHERS, RT 60, ACROSS RIVER FROM MONTGOMERY, APPX ¼ MILE EAST OF MONTGOMERY BRIDGE ON EASTBOUND SIDE

GPS:

38* 10’ 58” N, 81* 18’ 43” W

38.182903 N, 81.312158 W

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KANAWHA COUNTY /

FAYETTE COUNTY

LOCATION:  MONTGOMERY,  FAYETTE PIKE WEST (RT 61) BETWEEN MONROE STREET AND JACKSON STREET

GPS:

38* 10’ 49” N, 81* 19’ 44” W

38.180421 N, 81.328948 W

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KANAWHA COUNTY /

PUTNAM COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 62, APPX 1-1/2 MILES WEST OF JUNCTION WITH RT 622 IN CROSS LANES

PHOTOS: 14 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 26’ 06” N, 81* 48’ 48” W

38.435106 N, 81.813521 W


KANAWHA COUNTY /

PUTNAM COUNTY

LOCATION: NITRO, RT 25 AT CORNER OF 27TH STREET

** MISSING ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS: 14 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 25’ 33” N, 81* 50’ 25” W

38.426017 N, 81.840444 W


KANAWHA COUNTY /

PUTNAM COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 817 (FORMERLY RT 35) MIDWAY BETWEEN ST ALBANS AND SCARY

PHOTOS: 14 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 25’ 08” N, 81* 51’ 26” W

38.419117 N, 81.857249 W


KANAWHA COUNTY /

PUTNAM COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 60, APPX 2-1/2 MILES WEST OF AMANDAVILLE AND INTERSECTION WITH RT 817

** MISSING ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS 14 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 23’ 57” N, 81* 53’ 58” W

38.399391 N, 81.899738 W


KANAWHA COUNTY /

CLAY COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 4, APPX 7 MILES EAST OF CLENDENIN

** MISSING ON 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

NOTE: RT 4 CURVES ACROSS COUNTY LINE IN SEVERAL PLACES. NONE WERE MARKED, SO I COULD NOT DETERMINE WHICH CROSSING WAS THE LOCATION OF THE ORIGINAL MARKER. PHOTO SHOWS THE FIRST ONE EASTBOUND FROM CLENDENIN AT LITTLE BLUE CREEK ROAD (CR 64/2)

GPS: (APPX)

38* 29′ 02″ N, 81* 15′ 54″ W

38.483841 N, 81.265043 W


KANAWHA COUNTY /

ROANE COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 119,  APPX 4 MILES NORTH OF CLENDENIN

** MISSING ON 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 **

PHOTOS: 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

GPS:

38* 32′ 25″ N, 81* 20′ 53″ W

38.540433 N, 81.348309 W


KANAWHA COUNTY /

JACKSON COUNTY

LOCATION:  NORTH OF SISSONVILLE, CR 21, NORTH OF I-77 EXIT 116, HAINES BRANCH ROAD, APPX ¾ MILE NORTH OF EXIT

** MISSING 26 MAY 2022 **

PHOTOS 26 MAY 2022

GPS:

38* 33’ 16” N, 81* 37’ 58” W

38.554588 N, 81* 632925 W