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Bridgeport in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Benedum Civic Center

 
 
Benedum Civic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 30, 2018
1. Benedum Civic Center Marker
Inscription.  Enlarged replica on site of original Michael L. Benedum family home, Benedum, born here 16 July 1869, died 30 July 1959. Known as the “Great Wildcatter” for success in oil exploration, he became as well known for philanthropy. Benedum name is prominent in West Virginia for gifts of scholarship, educational facilities and community sites, such as this center he dedicated in 1956.
 
Erected 2002 by City of Bridgeport - West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1869.
 
Location. 39° 17.042′ N, 80° 15.216′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on Northwestern Pike (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 171 Northwestern Pike, Bridgeport WV 26330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgeport (approx. ¼ mile away); John Powers' Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Combat Wounded
Benedum Civic Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 30, 2018
2. Benedum Civic Center Marker
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Simpson Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Jackson Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Nutter's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away); Towers School (approx. 4½ miles away); Northwest Academy (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
Benedum Civic Center Marker and Civic Center in background image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 30, 2018
3. Benedum Civic Center Marker and Civic Center in background
Benedum Civic Center image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 30, 2018
4. Benedum Civic Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2018, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2018, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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