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Bethany in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexander Campbell

 
 
Alexander Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. Alexander Campbell Marker
Inscription. Here lived the leading influence in America's largest indigenous religious movement, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and founder of Bethany College. Built in four periods: the John Brown Mansion, completed in 1793; Buffalo Seminary, in 1819; brick dining wing, in 1836; and “Stranger's Hall”, in 1840. Among famous Americans who were guests were Calhoun, Clay, Webster, Davis, Garfield.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.445′ N, 80° 32.867′ W. Marker is in Bethany, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 67), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is about 300 feet east of intersection with Peace Point Road, east of Bethany. Marker is in this post office area: Bethany WV 26032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campbell Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Thomas Campbell (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archibald McLean (about 800 feet away); Bethany Church of Christ (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delta Tau Delta Birthplace
Alexander Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. Alexander Campbell Marker
Looking west along WV Route 67. Campbell Cemetery marker at distant left, with center "tower" remains of round barn behind the distant marker.
(approx. half a mile away); Bethany / Rice's Fort (approx. half a mile away); Renner Union - Bethany House (approx. half a mile away); Bethany / Bethany College (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Campbell. (Submitted on July 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Alexander Campbell Mansion, Route 67, Bethany, Brooke County, WV. Historic American Buildings Survey Record for the Campbell Mansion. Includes photos, schematics, and a history of the building. (Submitted on December 27, 2014.) 
 
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Alexander Campbell Mansion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
3. Alexander Campbell Mansion
Alexander Campbell's Study image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
4. Alexander Campbell's Study
Located just west of the mansion.
<i>VIEW FROM SOUTH - Alexander Campbell Mansion, Route 67, Bethany, Brooke County, WV</i> image. Click for full size.
By Jack Boucher, 1979
5. VIEW FROM SOUTH - Alexander Campbell Mansion, Route 67, Bethany, Brooke County, WV
Historic American Buildings Survey Statement of Significance: The Campbell Mansion and its accompanying landscape is significant not only as the home of Alexander Campbell, a guiding light in the founding of the Christian church movement, but as an important example of the vernacular architecture and landscape associated with a prosperous northwestern Virginia community leader, educator and farmer.
<i>The bed on which Alexander Campbell died, Campbell Mansion, Bethany, W. Va.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Photcrafters, Photo by L.C. Knee, circa 1930
6. The bed on which Alexander Campbell died, Campbell Mansion, Bethany, W. Va.
Alexander Campbell Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
7. Alexander Campbell Tombstone
In Campbell Cemetery; about 1000 feet south of the Campbell homestead.
 
 
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