“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)


Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Union Marker
Inscription. Settled in 1774 by James Alexander, who later served in Revolutionary Army. County organized at his house, 1799. “Walnut Grove,” built by Andrew Beirne, and “Elmwood,” built by the Capertons, fine examples of colonial architecture.
Location. 37° 35.481′ N, 80° 32.611′ W. Marker is in Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 219) and North Street (West Virginia Route 3), on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. It is at the town hall. Marker is in this post office area: Union WV 24983, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Echols (a few steps from this marker); William Porcher Miles (within shouting distance of this marker); Crook's Occupation of Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapman House (about 500 feet away); Gen. John Echols House (about 600 feet away); Union College (about 800 feet away); Civil War Monument (approx. Ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
Also see . . .  A picture tour of Union and Monroe County. Scroll down (or use Ctrl-F
Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Union Marker
to search) for a photograph of Elmwood. Contains many photographs of Union and its fine houses.

“ ‘Elmwood’ built in 1835 , a large brick Jeffersonian Classical Revival house built for Hugh Caperton. Hugh’s son Allen T. Caperton, served in the Confederate Senate and later in the US Senate. Elmwood and the brick barn to the rear are listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, the house has been owned by Grover Mitchell and also home to his son Buddy Mitchell who graduated with the UHS class of 1949. The house is now owned by Chris and Anita Zollek. They are renovating the house to become a bed and breakfast with a restaurant.” (Submitted on June 3, 2015.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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