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

Kellian V. Whaley

 
 
Kellian V. Whaley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Kellian V. Whaley Marker
Inscription.  Born May 6, 1821, Whaley served as a Union recruiter and colonel in the 9th WV Volunteer Infantry. He was captured November 10, 1861, in Guyandotte during the battle there but escaped. First elected to the U.S. Congress in 1861, in 1863 he became one of the first three men to represent the new state of WV in Washington, DC. Whaley died in Point Pleasant on May 20, 1876.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1821.
 
Location. 38° 52.363′ N, 82° 7.498′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on Jackson Avenue (West Virginia Route 62) south of 27th Street, on the right when traveling north. Street-side at the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medal of Honor Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silver Bridge Collapse and Creation of National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS)
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(approx. 1.1 miles away in Ohio); The Silver Bridge Disaster (approx. 1.1 miles away in Ohio); Silver Bridge Eye-Bar (approx. 1.1 miles away in Ohio); 1009 Main Street (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1002 Main Street (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1003 Main Street (approx. 1.8 miles away); 915 Viand Street (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry. “Whaley was elected as an Unconditional Unionist and as one of the first three representatives from West Virginia, serving from 1863 to 1867. From 1863 to 1865, he was chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Whaley was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. He was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims from 1865 to 1867. He served on the Congressional committee that accompanied the body of President Abraham Lincoln on the funeral train as it was returned from Washington to Springfield.” (Submitted on October 16, 2018.) 
 
Kellian V. Whaley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Kellian V. Whaley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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