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Near Ravenswood in Jackson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Daniel Frost

 
 
Daniel Frost Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Daniel Frost Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1819, Frost was editor of Jackson County’s first newspaper, The Virginia Chronicle, which was burned in 1862 during Jenkins Raid for its pro-Union stance. He served as Speaker of the House for the Restored Government of Virginia, 1861-1862, then joined the 11th WV Infantry, rising to colonel, 1863. Frost died on July 19, 1864, from wounds received at Snicker’s Ferry.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 19, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 56.589′ N, 81° 45.524′ W. Marker is near Ravenswood, West Virginia, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Ravenswood Road (Route 68) and Lock House Road, on the right when traveling south on Ravenswood Road. It is at the Washington Riverfront Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Riverfront Park, Ravenswood WV 26164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford (a few steps from this marker); Ravenswood (a few steps from this marker); Hillside Plow (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell Eugene Harmon Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington’s Land (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Buffington Island (approx. 3.1 miles away); Major Daniel McCook (approx. 3.7 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ravenswood.
 
Also see . . .  Daniel Frost Helped Chart W.Va.’s Statehood. 2016 article by Jon-Erik Gilot in The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register “Following Virginia’s secession, Daniel – a strong Union man – was elected Speaker of the House of Delegates for the Restored Government of Virginia, which had organized in Wheeling. He worked to have the Wheeling government recognized as the true government of Virginia, and helped chart the path for West Virginia statehood. Not all of the Frost family were pro-Union, however, as two of his younger brothers cast their lot with the Confederacy. Both brothers would be captured and held as prisoners of war, although both would survive.” (Submitted on October 7, 2018.) 
 
Daniel Frost Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Daniel Frost Marker
Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford, Ravenswood, and Daniel Frost Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
3. Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford, Ravenswood, and Daniel Frost Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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