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New Cumberland in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brickyard Bend

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Brickyard Bend Marker
Inscription. Named by boat captains for many brick works shipping from area. John Gamble first mined clay in 1839; James Porter had first brick works in 1832. By 1844, five works produced 1.5 million bricks. Later, some 20 plants: including Captain John Porter, Clifton, Mack and Cresent, using local clay, gas and coal, and hundreds of workers, produced millions of bricks yearly. First shipped on the Ohio River after 1886 also by Pennsylvania Railroad.
 
Erected 2006 by City of New Cumberland and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 29.928′ N, 80° 36.668′ W. Marker is in New Cumberland, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North River Avenue and Jefferson Street. Click for map. Located along with a few others at Overlook Park in New Cumberland. Marker is in this post office area: New Cumberland WV 26047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town (a few steps from this marker); New Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Captain John Porter / Chelsea China Company (a few steps from this marker); Ohio River / Ohio River (a few steps
Brickyard Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Brickyard Bend Marker
from this marker); Contested County Seat (a few steps from this marker); Gravel Hill Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named New Cumberland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Cumberland.
 
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Brickyard Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
3. Brickyard Bend Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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