“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Virginia Road


The Virginia Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
1. The Virginia Road Marker
Inscription. Authorized by an act of 1786 was extended in December 1787 from Richmond VA. past this point to the mouth of the Big Sandy River entering the city over Norway Avenue. By 1832 this road became the James River and Kanawha Turnpike opening west to Lexington Kentucky. Here traveled Indians, Pioneers, Wagoners, Soldiers and Statesmen, Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay.
Erected 1939 by Buford Chapter D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 25.152′ N, 82° 26.736′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 8th Street on 5th Avenue. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Cabell County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blues & Gospel Singer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Heritage Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carter Godwin Woodson (approx. 0.9 miles
Cabell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
2. Cabell County Courthouse
away); One Room School Museum (approx. one mile away); Marshall Memorial Boulevard (Charleston Ave) (approx. 1.5 miles away); Marshall Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); War Between the States Generals (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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