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Glenville in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel Lewis Hays

 
 
Samuel Lewis Hays Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
1. Samuel Lewis Hays Marker
Inscription. Built this home in 1837 on a 1000-acre tract, and laid out the town of Glenville in 1845. As a member of the Virginia Assembly, he urged the building of the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike. As a Congressman, in 1842, Hays appointed Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson as a cadet to West Point. President Buchanan named Hays as Receiver of Public Moneys, 1857–60, Sauk Rapids, Minn. Died, 1871, and was buried there.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 56.5′ N, 80° 49.15′ W. Marker is in Glenville, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Lewis Street (U.S. 33) and Factory Road (West Virginia Route 5), on the right when traveling east on North Lewis Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 902 North Lewis Street, Glenville WV 26351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Moore (approx. 0.9 miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenville State College
Samuel Lewis Hays Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
2. Samuel Lewis Hays Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stagecoach Stop (approx. 6.5 miles away); Braxton County/Gilmore County (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glenville.
 
Regarding Samuel Lewis Hays. Hays was born in 1794 in Harrison County—then Virginia, now West Virginia—near Clarksburg. He married Roanna Arnold in 1817 and moved to Lewis County (later Gilmer County) to pursue agriculture in 1833. Route 33 through this county is the former Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike.

The home mentioned on the marker is no longer standing. It was located near the marker, on the site now occupied by the Rite Aid Pharmacy.
 
Additional comments.
1. Samuel Lewis Hays House (old brick)
“The house no longer stands. It was located where a Rite Aid Pharmacy now stands, just outside Glenville.”
~Barbara 4th Great Grand Daughter.
    — Submitted March 23, 2009, by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
"Old Brick" Home built by Samuel Lewis Hays image. Click for full size.
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3. "Old Brick" Home built by Samuel Lewis Hays
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,772 times since then and 148 times this year. Last updated on , by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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