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Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John S. Witcher

 
 
John S. Witcher Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. John S. Witcher Marker
Inscription.  Born 1839 in Cabell County, Witcher was clerk of the court, and in 1862 he began distinguished service with the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry and was appointed brevet brigadier general by end of war. Served as state delegate, secretary of state, and member of Congress. Appointed internal revenue collector and was later paymaster of the Army. Died July 8, 1906, in Salt Lake City.
 
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 July 8, 1906.
 
Location. 38° 25.776′ N, 82° 23.258′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (West Virginia Route 2) and Richmond Street on Bridge Street. It is at the Wyandotte Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Richmond St, Huntington WV 25702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guyandotte (a few steps from this marker); First Cabell County Court House
Wyandotte and John S. Witcher Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Wyandotte and John S. Witcher Markers
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raid on Guyandotte / Burning of Guyandotte (about 400 feet away); Battle of Guyandotte (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Guyandotte (about 800 feet away); Madie Carroll House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Granville Parker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Carroll House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
General John S. Witcher image. Click for full size.
Mathew Brady via Wikipedia Commons, circa 1865
3. General John S. Witcher
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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