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Paw Paw in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Paw Paw

 
 
Paw Paw Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
1. Paw Paw Marker
Inscription. Important concentration point of the Union Army from 1861 to 1865. As many as 16,000 Federal troops were encamped here at one time. A blockhouse stood along the tracks of the B&O Railroad at this point.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.029′ N, 78° 27.424′ W. Marker is in Paw Paw, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 9 and Winchester Street, on the right when traveling east on State Route 9. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paw Paw WV 25434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Heritage Trail (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Breaking Through a Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); Morgan County / Hampshire County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pinoak Fountain (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paw Paw.
 
Regarding Paw Paw.
Paw Paw Marker after Maintenance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
2. Paw Paw Marker after Maintenance
The C&O Canal and its Paw Paw tunnel is across the Potomac River in Maryland.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Town of Paw Paw, WV. This page explains how Paw Paw got its name. (Submitted on July 21, 2006.) 

2. Washington Heritage Trail Marker. (Submitted on July 21, 2006.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Veterans Memorial and Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
3. Veterans Memorial and Markers
The Washington Heritage Trail marker is to the left behind the memorial. The whitewashed Paw Paw marker is to the right next to the flagpole. Behind the Lions sign is the old red brick B&O depot. Route 9 curves to the right in the distance as it approaches the bridge across the Potomac River into Maryland. Winchester Street is out of frame on the left.
Paw Paw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 23, 2015
4. Paw Paw Marker
World War I Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
5. World War I Memorial Plaque
Honor Roll. Erected by the Paw Paw Memorial Association in honor of those who answered their country's call in the Great World War 1917–1919.
World War II Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
6. World War II Memorial Plaque
In Memoriam.
    In war's grim hour that tested all, / Among the first they heard the call. / In many lands, far-flung and wide, / They bravely fought and bravely died. / A grateful nation mourns their loss / A sacrifice in freedom's cause. / In alien climes their bodies lie, / 'Neath tropic sun and arctic sky. / But here they shall forever be, / Enshrined in hallowed memory.
    Dedicated to the men and women of Paw Paw, W. Va. and surrounding area who fought in World War II.
    Dedicated by the Paw Paw Veterans Memorial Committee.
Korean War Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
7. Korean War Memorial Plaque
This plaque is dedicated in honor of the men and women of Paw Paw, W. Va. and surrounding area who served their country in the Korean War. This memorial is dedicated in sincere tribute to the living and dead whose valiant efforts and unselfish sacrifices have made America great. God grant that the liberty of humanity won only by brave souls and vigilantly guarded shall live on with increased strength and spirit perpetuated for all ages to come. More lasting than words, more glorious than praise is our gratitude for their unselfishness.
    Dedicated by the Paw Paw Veterans Memorial Committee
Vietnam War Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 7, 2006
8. Vietnam War Memorial Plaque
Roll of Honor. Dedicated to the citizens of Paw Paw, W. Va. and the surrounding area who served in the Armed Forces in the Vietnam War. "May the memory of all who served their country be remembered forever. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Dedicated by the Paw Paw Veterans Memorial Committee.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,111 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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