Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Jacob Beeson Blair
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 39° 15.938′ N, 81° 33.814′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Juliana Street (West Virginia Route 68) and 3rd Street on Juliana Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Creating West Virginia (here, next to this marker); W.H. Smith Hardward Co (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood County Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors George Rogers Clark (about 700 feet away); Escape to Freedom (about 700 feet away); Parkersburg (about 700 feet away); Historic Blennerhassett Hotel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
Regarding Jacob Beeson Blair. Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (then Virginia), Blair studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was a lawyer in private practice and served as prosecuting attorney, Ritchie County, West Virginia (then Virginia as well).
Blair was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John S. Carlile. Blair served in this capacity from December 2, 1861 to March 3, 1863. He was then elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth Congress (December 7, 1863 – March 3, 1865).
He was United States Minister to Costa Rica from 1868 to 1873. He later served as associate justice of the Supreme Court of Wyoming from 1876 to 1888. He was a probate judge for Salt Lake County, Utah from 1892 to 1895, and surveyor
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.