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West Union in Doddridge County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Beehive Inn

1828 until flood in late 1800's

 

—Possibly an Underground Railroad Site —

 
Beehive Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen R. Myers, July 2006
1. Beehive Inn Marker
Inscription. Ephraim Bee and his wife Catherine's inn served stages from the Northwest Turnpike. J.H. Diss Debar, W.V. State Seal designer said seeing all the children playing about, he had never dined in a Bee Hive before. Thereafter it was the Bee Hive Inn.

In 1845 Ephraim founded the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus here. As founder he took the title of Noble Grand Gyascutis. E Clampsus Vitus spread through out the U.S.A. especially the booming California Gold Rush area. It still thrives here and in the western U.S. as an Historical Society with 100,000 plus members.

Dedicated May 8, 2005. C.Y. 6010 The Western Brothers of The Ancient and Honorable Order Of E Clampus Vitus and the W.V. Vipers Credo Quia Absurdum
 
Erected 2005 by The Western Brothers of The Ancient and Honorable Order Of E Clampus Vitus and the W.V. Vipers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.452′ N, 80° 46.256′ W. Marker is in West Union, West Virginia, in Doddridge County. Marker is on North Bend Rail Trail. Click for map. Marker is on the Rail Trail just NW of sports field on SR 18 going into West Union. This is a walking trail and permission was obtained by West Virginia Parks and Recreation. Marker is in this post office area: West Union WV 26456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured
Beehive Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen R. Myers, May 2005
2. Beehive Inn Marker
as the crow flies. West Union (approx. ¼ mile away); Ephraim Bee (approx. 3.8 miles away); Tollgate (approx. 7.9 miles away); Pennsboro B&O Depot (approx. 10.6 miles away); Harrisville (approx. 10.6 miles away); Pennsboro (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Stone House (approx. 10.8 miles away); Middlebourne (approx. 15.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Union.
 
Additional comments.
1. Efraim Bee
Efraim Bee is my Great-great grandfather.
    — Submitted October 31, 2012, by Betsy Gibbons of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Beehive Inn Marker and a Trio of Clampers at the Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Stephen R. Myers
3. Beehive Inn Marker and a Trio of Clampers at the Dedication
 
 
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