Ohio County

Ohio County is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia and has a population of 44,443 (2010 Census).  It is one of four counties in West Virginia located north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  The county seat is Wheeling, which was the first capital of the newly-formed state from 1863-1865.

 

Major cities in Ohio County include Wheeling, Triadelphia, and West Liberty.

 

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1739  

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – OHIO COUNTY

 


OHIO COUNTY /

BROOKE COUNTY

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

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 10’ 58” N, 80* 40’ 36” W

40.182798 N, 80.676869 W

NOTE:  RECENT CONSTRUCTION – MARKER MAY BE MOVED TO DIFFERENT LOCATION

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1739 


OHIO COUNTY /

BROOKE COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 88 APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF BETHANY

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

GPS: 

40* 10’ 26” N, 80* 34’ 55” W

40.173957 N, 80.582137 W

MISSING – UNABLE TO STOP FOR PHOTO DUE TO TRAFFIC AND LACK OF PARKING


WEST LIBERTY

LOCATION:  RT 88, NEXT TO WEST LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, APPX ¼ MILE NORTH OF WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 10’ 10” N, 80* 35’ 54” W

40.169450 N, 80.598589 W

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


WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE

LOCATION:  WEST LIBERTY, RT 88, AT ENTRANCE TO SCHOOL

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

GPS:

40* 09’ 57” N, 80* 36’ 08” W

40.165874 N, 80.602269 W

WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1009

https://www.theclio.com/entry/62810

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES: SHOTWELL HALL

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES: SHAW HALL


FORT VAN METER

LOCATION:  CLINTON, RT 88 AT JUNCTION WITH GREGGSVILLE, CLINTON, AND POTOMAC ROAD (CR 7)

** MISSING ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2021 – EXTENSIVE ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALL AROUND INTERSECTION WITH NO STOPPING AREA FOR PHOTOS **

FILE PHOTOS ARE FROM MARCH 2010

GPS:

40* 07’ 26” N, 80* 37’ 34” W

40.124047 N, 80.626360 W

NOTE: 1774-1780S, Short Creek.  A settler’s stockade cabin (first built in 1768) located near the mouth of Short Creek.  It was constantly enlarged and became the second largest fortified enclosure in what is currently West Virginia. At one time more people were taking refuge here than at Fort McHenry. The British and Indians attempted to take the fort on several occasions.  (From northamericanforts website)

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1617 


WHEELING

LOCATION:  OFF RAMP FROM I-70 EASTBOUND, EXIT 1A.  SITUATED APPX 50 FEET AWAY FROM MAIN STREET (RT 40)

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 04’ 18” N, 80* 43’ 28” W

40.071713 N, 80.724653 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

https://www.wheelingwv.gov/our-history

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1617 


FIRST STATE CAPITOL

LOCATION:  WHEELING, NW CORNER OF EOFF STREET AND 15TH STREET

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 54” N, 80* 43’ 11” W

40.065201 N, 80.719932 W

WV LEGISLATURE ARTICLE

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/947


WHEELING SUSPENSION BRIDGE

LOCATION:  WHEELING, CORNER OF MAIN STREET (RT 2) AND 10TH STREET (RT 40) AT THE EASTERN END OF THE BRIDGE. 

** MISSING ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2021, POSSIBLY DUE TO CONSTRUCTION **

PHOTO #1 TAKEN 12 SEPTEMBER 2021, OTHERS TAKEN AUGUST 2017 AND JULY 2009.

GPS:

40* 04’ 13” N,  80* 43’ 27” W

40.070387 N, 80.724333 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

https://www.asce.org/project/wheeling-suspension-bridge/

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1228


LEWIS AND CLARK

LOCATION:  WHEELING, MAIN STREET AND 14TH STREET BESIDE THE WHEELING CONVENTION AND VISITORS CENTER

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

40* 03’ 55” N, 80* 43’ 25” W

40.065413 N, 80.723660 W

http://www.lewis-clark.org/article/2968

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1354 

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ARTICLE (LINK BEING UPDATED)

OHIO COUNTY LIBRARY ARTICLE 


FORT HENRY

LOCATION:  WHEELING, MAIN STREET BETWEEN BRIDGE STREET AND 11TH STREET, ONE BLOCK SOUTH OF THE CAPITOL THEATRE

** MISSING ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2021, POSSIBLY DUE TO CONSTRUCTION **

PHOTOS #1-#3 TAKEN 12 SEPTEMBER. PHOTOS #4-#5 TAKEN JULY 2009.

GPS:

40* 04’ 09” N, 80* 43’26” W

40.069313 N, 80.724134 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2045


OLD CUSTOM HOUSE

LOCATION:  WHEELING, CORNER OF 16TH STREET AND MARKET STREET IN FRONT OF WV INDEPENDENCE HALL

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 50” N, 80* 43’ 18 W

40.064078 N, 80.721837 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES ARTICLE

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1068 


THE ATHENAEUM

LOCATION:  WHEELING, CORNER OF 16TH STREET AND MARKET STREET  AT WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN COLLEGE CAMPUS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 03’ 49” N, 80* 43’ 18” W

40.063864 N, 80.721753 W

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ARTICLE (LINK BEING UPDATED)

ATHENAEUM AS A CIVIL WAR PRISON 

https://www.theclio.com/tour/214/2


GORDON BATTELLE

LOCATION:  WHEELING, MAIN STREET JUST NORTH OF 20TH STREET, NEAR WHEELING CREEK

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 46” N, 80*43’24” W

40.062894 N, 80.723570 W

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA BIOGRAPHY 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/406

https://www.theclio.com/entry/96526


THE STEAMBOAT WASHINGTON

LOCATION:  WHEELING, INTERSECTION OF MAIN STREET AND 16TH STREET, AT THE NORTH END OF THE WHEELING CREEK BRIDGE AT THE EDGE OF A PARKING LOT, SITUATED IN SHRUBS AND TREES SO IT MAY BE PARTIALLY HIDDEN

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 49” N, 80* 43’ 24” W

40.063738 N, 80.723364 W

OHIO COUNTY LIBRARY ARTICLE

JOHN BOWMAN ARTICLE AND BLOG  


NEW MARKER – LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK


REBECCA HARDING DAVIS

LOCATION: WHEELING, CHAPLINE STREET APPX 100 FEET SOUTH OF 20TH STREET

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1723

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA BIOGRAPHY 


SARA LUCY BAGBY

LOCATION:  RT 40, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WHEELING, AT THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE, NEXT TO 6 OTHER MARKERS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 20” N, 80* 40’ 08” W

40.055605 N, 80.669013 W

OHIO COUNTY LIBRARY BIOGRAPHY

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA BIOGRAPHY  

CLEVELAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY BIOGRAPHY


CHESTER D. HUBBARD

LOCATION:  RT 40, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WHEELING, AT THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE, NEXT TO 6 OTHER MARKERS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 21” N, 80* 40’ 09” W

40.055838 N, 80.669325 W

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY BIOGRAPHY (LINK BEING UPDATED)


CIVIL WAR NURSES

LOCATION:

LOCATION: NORTH SIDE OF WHEELING, MAIN STREET (RT 2) APPX 100 FEET SOUTH OF 1ST STREET.  MARKER IS NEAR WHEELING HOSPITAL MARKER.

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 04’ 57” N, 80* 43’ 33” W

40.082744 N, 80.725966 W

ARMY WAR COLLEGE ARTICLE

BATTLEFIELDSORG ARTICLE FEMALE CIVIL WAR NURSES

https://www.historynet.com/civil-war-nurses


DANIEL LAMB

LOCATION:  RT 40, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WHEELING, AT THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE, NEXT TO 6 OTHER MARKERS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 20” N, 80* 40’ 08” W

40.055605 N, 80.669013 W

GPS

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING BIOGRAPHY

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/print/Article/1290


FIRST STATE CONSTITUTION

LOCATION:

GPS

(THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE BEING UPDATED)

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY COMPLETE COPY

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY WV STATEHOOD

NEW MARKER – LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK


FIRST WHEELING CONVENTION/

SECOND WHEELING CONVENTION

LOCATION:

GPS

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1566 

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

PROCEEDINGS OF FIRST WHEELING CONVENTION (LINK BEING UPDATED)

NEW MARKER – LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK


JOSEPH THOBURN

LOCATION:  RT 40, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WHEELING, AT THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE, NEXT TO 6 OTHER MARKERS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 20” N, 80* 40’ 08” W

40.055605 N, 80.669013 W

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

WHEELING INTELLIGENCER BIO AND OBITUARY


NEW MARKER – LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK


WOMEN’S AID SOCIETIES

LOCATION: WHEELING, CORNER OF NORTH MAIN STREET (RT 2) AND 3RD STREET

GPS:

40* 04′ 56″ N, 80* 43′ 33″ W

40.082422 N, 80.726000 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

ARTICLE BY ESSENTIAL CIVIL WAR CURRICULUM WEBSITE


VINEYARD HILLS

LOCATION: WHEELING, 989 GRANDVIEW STREET, NORTHEAST EDGE OF TOWN, ON HILL OVERLOOKING DOWNTOWN

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 (ONLY ONE SIDE IS READABLE – BACK SIDE IS NEXT TO FENCE AND SHRUBS)

GPS:

40* 04’ 12” N, 80* 43’ 06” W

40.070233 N, 80.718567 W

https://weelunk.com/history-wheelings-vineyard-hills/


GIBSON-LINN

LOCATION:  WHEELING, STONE BLVD, APPX ¼ MILE SOUTH OF INTERSECTION WITH RT 40 AND MCCOLLOCH’S LEAP MONUMENT

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 04’ 31” N, 80* 43’ 22” W

40.075492 N, 80.722856 W

WESTMORELAND COUNTY HISTORY ARTICLE


WHEELING HOSPITAL

LOCATION: NORTH SIDE OF WHEELING, MAIN STREET (RT 2) APPX 100 FEET SOUTH OF 1ST STREET.  MARKER IS SET BACK FROM ROAD AND PARTIALLY HIDDEN IN ROADSIDE TREES.

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 04’ 58” N, 80* 43’ 33” W

40.082855 N, 80.725962 W

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

https://wheelinghospital.org/about/history.aspx


CAMP CARLISLE

LOCATION:  WHEELING ISLAND, I-70 EXIT 0 WEST OF DOWNTOWN WHEELING, CORNER OF ZANE STREET AND NORTH WABASH STREET

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 04’ 20” N, 80* 44’ 10” W

40.072447 N, 80.736185 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/822

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Carlisle,_Virginia

READ MORE ABOUT WHEELING ISLAND


OHIO COUNTY /

STATE OF OHIO

LOCATION:  WHEELING ISLAND, I-70 EXIT 0 WEST OF DOWNTOWN WHEELING, ZANE STREET JUST WEST OF NORTH WABASH STREET

** MISSING ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

GPS:

40* 04’ 21” N, 80* 44’ 13” W

40.072554 N, 80.737107 W

READ MORE ABOUT WHEELING ISLAND


THE WASHINGTONS

LOCATION: WHEELING, BETHANY PIKE (RT 88) APPX 50 YARDS NORTH OF INTERSECTION WITH RT 40, APPX 2 MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 04’ 40” N, 80* 41’ 35” W

40.077964 N, 80.693116 W

BIO OF LAWRENCE AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON


MOUNT DE CHANTAL

LOCATION:  WHEELING, WASHINGTON STREET, TURN LEFT (WEST) APPX 100 YARDS FROM STOPLIGHT AT I-70 WESTBOUND EXIT 2-B

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

NOTE: AN UPDATE WAS MADE ON THE MARKER (CHANGING “IS” TO “WAS” BECAUSE THE SCHOOL CLOSED AFTER THE MARKER WAS MADE. MUCH SMALLER FONT WAS USED TO FIT IN THE MARGINS.

GPS:

40* 04’ 02” N, 80* 41’ 31” W

40.067324 N, 80.692000 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1430


JESSE LEE RENO

LOCATION:  RT 40, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WHEELING, AT THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE, NEXT TO 6 OTHER MARKERS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 20” N, 80* 40’ 08” W

40.055605 N, 80.669013 W

CLICK HERE FOR BIOGRAPHY ON WIKIPEDIA


STATE’S BIRTHPLACE

LOCATION:  RT 40, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WHEELING, AT THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE, NEXT TO 6 OTHER MARKERS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 21” N, 80* 40’ 09” W

40.055838 N, 80.669325 W

WV LEGISLATURE ARTICLE

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA


NATIONAL PIKE

LOCATION:  RT 40, APPX 4-1/2 MILES EAST OF WHEELING, AT THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE, NEXT TO 6 OTHER MARKERS

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 03’ 20” N, 80* 40’ 09” W

40.055714 N, 80.669308 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1591  

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_40

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES: HISTORIC DISTRICT

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES: MILEPOSTS


MONUMENT PLACE

LOCATION:  ELM GROVE, INTERSECTION OF RT 40 AND RT 88, APPX 5 MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN WHEELING

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 02’ 35” N, 80* 39’ 30”

40.043181 N, 80.658606 W

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

OHIO COUNTY LIBRARY ARTICLE 

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


ELM GROVE STONE BRIDGE

LOCATION:  ELM GROVE,  NATIONAL ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF RT 40 AND RT 88, APPX 5 MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN WHEELING, AT EAST END OF BRIDGE

** MISSING ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

PHOTOS # 1 – #3 TAKEN 12 SEPTEMBER 2021. FILE PHOTOS OF MARKER ARE FROM JULY 2009.

GPS:

40* 02’ 37” N, 80* 39’30” W

40.043633 N, 80.658381 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA

ARTICLE FROM HISTORICBRIDGES WEBSITE 


FORKS OF WHEELING CREEK

LOCATION:  ELM GROVE, EAST BETHLEHEM BLVD, APPX 50 YARDS EAST OF INTERSECTION OF RT 40 AND RT 88, APPX 5 MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN WHEELING, AT EAST END OF BRIDGE ACROSS FROM MONUMENT PLACE.

** MISSING ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 **

PHOTOS # 1 – #3 TAKEN 12 SEPTEMBER 2021. FILE PHOTOS OF MARKER ARE FROM JULY 2009.

GPS:

40* 02’ 35” N, 80* 39’ 32” W

40.043157 N, 80.659104 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA


WALTER REUTHER

LOCATION:  BETHLEHEM, RIDGECREST ROAD (RT 88) APPX ¾ MILE SOUTH OF BETHLEHEM ROAD AND 1 MILE SOUTH OF I-470 EXIT 2. MARKER IS SITUATED JUST NORTH OF MAPLE LANE.

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 02’ 02” N, 80* 41’ 18” W

40.034024 N, 80.688359 W

ARCHIVINGWHEELING WEBSITE BIOGRAPHY

OHIO COUNTY LIBRARY BIOGRAPHY


TRIADELPHIA

(2 IDENTICAL MARKERS)

LOCATION:  BOTH MARKERS ARE SIDE BY SIDE AT TRIADELPHIA, RT 40 AT SYLVAN SPRING DRIVE, CITY HALL / COMMUNITY CENTER

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

NOTE: MARKER #1 HAS COLORED STATE SEAL AT TOP HEADER. ONE MARKER IS PARALLEL TO RT 40, THE OTHER IS PERPENDICULAR.

GPS:

40* 03’ 11” N, 80* 37’ 38” W

40.053079 N, 80.627470 W

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE 


RONEY’S POINT

LOCATION:  RT 40, MIDWAY BETWEEN TRIADELPHIA AND VALLEY GROVE, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF DALLAS PIKE (CR 41).  BUILDING IS STILL STANDING ACROSS THE ROAD AND 50 YARDS WEST.

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 04’ 26” N, 80* 35’ 53” W

40.073937 N, 80.598277 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

OHIO COUNTY LIBRARY ARTICLE


RAY’S ARITHMETIC

LOCATION:  RT 40, VALLEY GROVE, APPX 1-1/2 MILES WEST OF PENNSYLVANIA BORDER

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 06’ 13” N, 80* 32’ 55” W

40.103671 N, 80.548697 W

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY BIOGRAPHY (LINK BEING UPDATED)

STILL FOR SALE ON AMAZON  


OHIO COUNTY /

PENNSYLVANIA

LOCATION:  OLD RT 40 (NATIONAL PIKE) AT WV / PA BORDER

PHOTOS 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 06’ 12” N, 80* 31’ 08” W

40.103472 N, 80.519154 W


OHIO COUNTY /

MARSHALL COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 2/250, BENWOOD, WHERE JACOB STREET (SOUTH WHEELING) CHANGES TO MARSHALL STREET (BENWOOD) AT 48TH STREET

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 01’ 58” N, 80* 43’ 37” W

40.032820 N, 80.727055 W


OHIO COUNTY /

MARSHALL COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 88 AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF BETHLEHEM

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS:

40* 01’ 48” N, 80* 41’ 29” W

40.030086 N, 80.691552 W


OHIO COUNTY /

MARSHALL COUNTY 

LOCATION:  RT 2/250 APPX 1-1/4 MILE SOUTH OF I-470 BYPASS, SITUATED APPX 30 FEET DOWN EMBANKMENT ON SOUTHBOUND LANE

PHOTOS 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

GPS: 

40* 01’ 57” N, 80* 43’ 28” W

40.032722 N, 80.724681 W