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Pennsboro in Ritchie County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Stone House

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 17, 2011
1. The Stone House Marker
Inscription. The Webster House, now known as The Stone House, was built shortly after 1800. The walls of the house are two feet thick, constructed of flagstones of various shapes and sizes held together by cement and mortar. John Webster, the builder, sold it to James Martin in 1815. It remained in the Martin family until 1908 when it was sold to A. J. Ireland. In 1820, the first post office in Ritchie County was located in The Stone House and James Martin became the county’s first post master. For many years the only house between Clarksburg and the Parkersburg-Marietta area, it served as a stagecoach inn. Horses were kept there for exchange on the trip.
 
Erected 1975 by the West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 17.076′ N, 80° 58.314′ W. Marker is in Pennsboro, West Virginia, in Ritchie County. Marker is on West Myles Avenue / Old U.S. 50 (Local Route 50/36) west of Main Street (West Virginia Route 74), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsboro WV 26415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 17, 2011
2. The Stone House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsboro (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsboro B&O Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harrisville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tollgate (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Harrisville (approx. 6.7 miles away); Ephraim Bee (approx. 7.7 miles away); West Union (approx. 10.7 miles away); Beehive Inn (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pennsboro.
 
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The Stone House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 17, 2011
3. The Stone House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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