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

Charleston

 
 
Charleston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, August 8, 2021
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 and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & VesselsWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
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); Kanawha County Formed November 14, 1788
Charleston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2013
2. Charleston Marker
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Deal In Your Community (approx. Ό mile away); Temple Israel - 1873 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Charleston (approx. 0.3 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Charleston Marker (<i>tall view; looking northwest along Kanawha River</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2013
3. Charleston Marker (tall view; looking northwest along Kanawha River)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. 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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Jul. 7, 2022