Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Frontiers to Mountaineers Heritage Tourism
James McGrew was instrumental in the formation of the state of West Virginia and served in the first West Virginia Legislature from 1863-1865. He later served two terms in Congress and was the first mayor of Kingwood.
The Preston County Commission purchased the house in 1983, and it is being renovated and protected by the Society for the Preservation of McGrew House.
Erected by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
Location. 39° 28.327′ N, 79° 41.187′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 East Main Street, Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Price's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Kingwood Dunkard Bottom (approx. 2.1 miles away); Albright / Albright Family (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Iron Furnace (approx. 4.8 miles away); Imagining an Iron Furnace in Operation (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cow Run Sand (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
Also see . . .
1. James McGrew's Grave. McGrew is buried in the nearby Maplewood Cemetery. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. James McGrew House. (PDF) NRHP documentation for the house. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.