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Hundred in Wetzel County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Hundred

 
 
Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
1. Hundred Marker
Inscription.  Henry Church, who died in 1860 at the age of 109, was familiarly known as “Old Hundred” and the town was named for him. He was a soldier in the British Army under Conrwallis and was captured by American troops under Gen. Lafayette.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 39° 41′ N, 80° 27.504′ W. Marker is in Hundred, West Virginia, in Wetzel County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 250) and Pennsylvania Avenue (West Virginia Route 69), on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hundred WV 26575, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hundred World War II Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The B&O Connection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Littleton War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Marion County / Wetzel County
Main Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
2. Main Street Bridge
Built by Shatto Construction Co., Spencer, W. Va., 1933.
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); The West Warren Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hundred.
 
Regarding Hundred. “Henry Church would sit on a rocking chair on his porch near the train station. As the train came into the station, people would say ‘There’s old Hundred,’ referring to his age. Eventually the name stuck and the station—and the town—became known as Hundred.” —from the Hundred entry in Wikipedia.

The railroad that passed through Hundred was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, a branch line from Wheeling to Grafton via Fairmont. Today the former railroad right-of-way through town is a paved biking and hiking trail.

Hundred is on U.S. 250 between Wheeling and Fairmont. The road from Waynsburg, Pennsylvania, (PA Route 18 then WV Route 69) terminates in Hundred. WV Route 7 between New Martinsville on the Ohio River and Morgantown crosses Route 250 at the south end of town. Hundred was once an important crossroads.
 
Pennsylvania Avenue, Viewed from Main Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
3. Pennsylvania Avenue, Viewed from Main Street
B. & O. Ry., Hundred, W.V. image. Click for full size.
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4. B. & O. Ry., Hundred, W.V.
World War II Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
5. World War II Monument
This monument is next to the marker. It reads, In memory of the boys from Church District who gave their lives in the Second World War, 1941—1945. Wayne Taylor, Kenneth Stewart, Harry Reed, Neil Pethtel, Lawrence Taylor, James Main, Edward Morris, Delmar Stollar, Edward Cross, Chester Kenedy. It is just visible in Photo 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on December 15, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on May 24, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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