Spencer in Roane County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Roane County / Jackson County
Jackson County. Formed in 1831 from Kanawha, Mason and Wood. Named for General Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Jesse Hughes, noted Indian fighter, spent his declining years in this county, where he is buried.
Location. 38° 49.5′ N, 81° 31.248′ W. Marker is in Spencer, West Virginia, in Roane County. Marker is on Ripley Road (U.S. 33). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6361 Ripley Rd, Spencer WV 25276, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Staats Mill Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); The Casto Hole (approx. 9.2 miles away); Staats Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 9.2 miles away); Spencer (approx. 9.3 miles away); Col. Ruby G. Bradley (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spencer (approx. 9.3 miles away); U. S. Civil War (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spencer (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spencer.
Also see . . . Jesse Hughes: The Legend, the Man. 2000 article by John Curry. “Jesse Hughes was a wonderful hunter, a great scout, a significant wilderness explorer, and a legendary Indian fighter. More importantly for us, he was also a common man—dressing, equipping and conducting himself in a manner appropriate to his time period, familiar and recognizable to the common people of the Virginia border lands.” (Submitted on September 19, 2008.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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