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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Charleston

 
 
Charleston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2013
1. Charleston Marker
Inscription.  Founded by George Clendenin and named for his father. Established, 1794. Fort Lee, built 1788, stood on Kanawha River. “Mad Anne” Bailey, the border heroine, and Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton, noted scouts, once lived here.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & VesselsWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 21.034′ N, 81° 38.375′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard East west of Court Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, overlooking the Kanawha River, at the west edge of Haddad Riverfront Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Military Occupation (a few steps from this marker); Presidential Presence (a few steps from this marker); Temple Israel - 1873
Charleston Marker (<i>tall view; looking northwest along Kanawha River</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2013
2. Charleston Marker (tall view; looking northwest along Kanawha River)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Charleston (approx. 0.3 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Block (approx. half a mile away); First Gas Well (approx. half a mile away); Fort Lee (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Charleston, West Virginia. The settlement developed on land purchased by Colonel George Clendenin in 1787; the patent for the land was signed by then governor Thomas Jefferson. First named Charles Town, for Clendenin’s father, it was renamed Charleston in 1819. Because it lay on the migration route to the Ohio River valley, the settlement soon became a transshipment point and attracted such frontier figures as Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, and Ann Bailey. The town utilized local brine wells as early as 1795 and was an important center of salt production in 1824, when the first steamboat arrived. (Submitted on November 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on November 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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