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Princeton in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richard Blankenship

 
 
Richard Blankenship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
1. Richard Blankenship Marker
Inscription. Richard Blankenship, Revolutionary War Soldier, was a member of Major James Robertson's company of New River Valley volunteers who fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774. He lived on a 33 acre farm 8 mi. southeast, at Ingleside, Mercer Co. and was recorded as an octogenarian in 1840 census. He was early settler, soldier and progenitor of many people in this area.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 37° 21.947′ N, 81° 6.162′ W. Marker is in Princeton, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Alvis Street (U.S. 19) and East Main Street (West Virginia Road 20), on the right when traveling north on Alvis Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 East Main Street, Princeton WV 24740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Revolution Bicentennial Bell (a few steps from this marker); Princeton (within shouting distance of this marker); McNutt House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Pigeon's Roost (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Kee
Wide view of the Richard Blankenship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
2. Wide view of the Richard Blankenship Marker
Located on the front lawn of the Mercer County Courthouse.
(approx. 9.5 miles away); Bluefield (approx. 9.5 miles away); Andrew Davidson (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bluefield State Teacherís College (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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