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Lakin in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

“Mark Twain” Family

 
 
“Mark Twain” Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. “Mark Twain” Family Marker
Inscription.  Samuel and Pamela Clemens, grandparents of “Mark Twain,” settled here in 1803. Samuel was accidentally killed in 1805 at a “house-raising.” Their eldest son, John Marshall, the father of “Mark Twain,” lived here until he moved West.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 57.423′ N, 82° 5.249′ W. Marker is in Lakin, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio River Road (West Virginia Route 62) and State Farm Road (Local Route 8), on the right when traveling west on Ohio River Road. It is between State Farm Road and Tug Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia WV 25287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandma Gatewood (approx. 1˝ miles away in Ohio); John Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Robinson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rear Admiral Arthur Clark (approx. 3˝ miles away in Ohio); General James V. Hartinger
“Mark Twain” Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. “Mark Twain” Family Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away in Ohio); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 3.8 miles away in Ohio); Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 3.8 miles away in Ohio); Major John B. Downing (approx. 3.9 miles away in Ohio).
 
Regarding “Mark Twain” Family. This was Virginia, both when they settled here and when they left. West Virginia was separated from Virginia as its own state in 1863.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for John Marshall Clemens, Mark Twain’s father. (Submitted on October 14, 2018.)
2. WV History: Grandparents of Mark Twain. A newspaper article that has information regarding the marker and the history it includes. (Submitted on January 12, 2020.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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