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

Pennsboro

 
 
Pennsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 17, 2011
1. Pennsboro Marker
Inscription. Settled by John Bunnell, a veteran of the Revolution, near the salt lick which attracted great game herds. The “Stone House,” built about 1807 by John Webster, was one of the famous inns on the Northwestern Turnpike.
 
Erected 1963 by the West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 17.033′ N, 80° 58.2′ W. Marker is in Pennsboro, West Virginia, in Ritchie County. Marker is on West Myles Avenue / Old U.S. 50 (Local Route 50/39) west of Main street (West Virginia Route 74), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsboro WV 26415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsboro B&O Depot (about 500 feet away); The Stone House (about 600 feet away); Tollgate (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Harrisville (approx. 6.7 miles away); Ephraim Bee (approx. 7.6 miles away); West Union (approx. 10.7 miles away); Beehive Inn (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pennsboro.
 
Also see . . .  Pennsboro History. “The B & O Railroad was built through Pennsboro
Pennsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 17, 2011
2. Pennsboro Marker
with the railroad becoming a contested possession during the Civil War. The towns citizens, like the rest of the country, was divided with some supporting the North and others the South. After the Civil War, M. P. Kimball came to Pennsboro where he build a few house, started a stave mill and a narrow gauge railroad to haul timber from Bunnell's Run. The area grew with the timber industry and related industries, tobacco farming and agriculture. From the early 19th century through the mid-1900's, Pennsboro continued to grow with the glass industry and other factories. A thriving local business grew in the downtown area.

“After the opening of the new 4-lane U S Route 50 (Corridor D) in the late 1960s by-passed Pennsboro, local business began to wither, In the early 1980's train service was discontinued and the tracks were removed in 1988.” (Submitted on May 8, 2011.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Murals on the Pennsboro fire dept.
Im the person who did the murals on the Pennsboro fire Dept. The paintings are of the Old Pennsboro. I also have murals at the grade school in Pennsboro. I have murals in Harrisville on the Colonial Gallery. I have also done a sketch for the civil war trail located in Harrisville. I would be excited
Murals Across from the B&O Depot image. Click for full size.
By Debra Lynch Taylor (Muralist)
3. Murals Across from the B&O Depot
to do more murals if asked.
    — Submitted August 26, 2011, by Debra Lynch Taylor of Pennsboro, west Virginia.

 
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Mural Across from the B&O Depot image. Click for full size.
By Debra Lynch Taylor (Muralist)
4. Mural Across from the B&O Depot
Murals Across from the B&O Depot image. Click for full size.
By Debra Lynch Taylor (Muralist)
5. Murals Across from the B&O Depot
Mural Across from the B&O Depot image. Click for full size.
By Debra Lynch Taylor (Muralist)
6. Mural Across from the B&O Depot
The Former Citizens Bank in Pennsboro image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 17, 2011
7. The Former Citizens Bank in Pennsboro
 
 
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