Kenova in Wayne County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Ceredo - Kenova
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Location. 38° 24.199′ N, 82° 35.451′ W. Marker is in Kenova, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street (U.S. 60) and Virginia Point Drive, on the right on Chestnut Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenova WV 25530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1860 (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Country Music Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Judge John M. Elliott (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Civil War Army Base (approx. one mile away in Kentucky); Marshall Plane Crash Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Putnam Stadium (approx. 4.8 miles away in Kentucky); War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away in Kentucky); Ashland (approx. 5.8 miles away in Kentucky).
Also see . . .
1. Biographical Directory of the US Congress - THAYER, Eli (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.)
2. Eli Thayer. Wikipedia's entry about Eli Thayer is much more focused on his Abolitionist interests as noted on the sign. It also describes why he chose the site of Ceredo for his town, rightly noting that, when the town was founded, it was still part of Virginia. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Settlements & Settlers •
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