Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Webster

Anna Jarvis House

 
 
Webster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 1, 2012
1. Webster Marker
Inscription. Webster Station was located on the Northwestern Virginia Railroad. Webster was a major supply depot and many warehouses were located here. It also served as a staging area for troops. This was the southernmost station on the railroad. During the Civil War, troops marching into south-central West Virginia embarked and disembarked railcars at Webster.

On June 2, 1861, Col. Ebenezer Dumontís command rode the train from Grafton, disembarking here to continue on foot to attack the Confederates at Philippi. He commanded the 7th Indiana, the 14th Ohio, the 6th Indiana, and a section of artillery leaving Webster to move on Philippi.
 
Erected by West Virginia - West Virginia Civil War Trail.
 
Location. 39° 17.616′ N, 80° 2.652′ W. Marker is in Grafton, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Shelby Run Road (U.S. 250). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anna Jarvisí Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); John Simpson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Industrial School for Boys (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Taylor County Jail
Webster And Anna Javis Markers image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 1, 2012
2. Webster And Anna Javis Markers
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Pruntytown (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Barton Payne (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grafton (approx. 3.5 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grafton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Map on Webster Marker image. Click for full size.
August 1, 2012
3. Map on Webster Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement