Spencer in Roane County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Roane County / Jackson County
Roane County. Formed in 1856 from Gilmer, Jackson, and Kanawha. Named for Judge Spencer Roane of Virginia. Land grants to Albert Gallatin and friends in 1787 and 1795, and to the Tiersons and Samuel Hopkins, included most of the county.
Jackson County. Formed in 1831 from Kanawha, Mason and Wood. Named for General Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Jesse Hughes, noted Indian fighter, spent his declining years in this county, where he is buried.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 38° 49.5′ N, 81° 31.248′ W. Marker is in Spencer, West Virginia, in Roane County. Marker is on Ripley Road (U.S. 33). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6361 Ripley Rd, Spencer WV 25276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Staats Mill Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); The Casto Hole (approx. 9.2 miles away); Staats Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 9.2 miles Spencer (approx. 9.3 miles away); Col. Ruby G. Bradley (approx. 9.3 miles away); Capture of Spencer (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spencer (approx. 9.3 miles away); U. S. Civil War (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
Also see . . . Jesse Hughes: The Legend, the Man. 2000 article by John Curry. “Jesse Hughes was a wonderful hunter, a great scout, a significant wilderness explorer, and a legendary Indian fighter. More importantly for us, he was also a common man—dressing, equipping and conducting himself in a manner appropriate to his time period, familiar and recognizable to the common people of the Virginia border lands.” (Submitted on September 19, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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