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Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Hamlin

 
 
Hamlin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2013
1. Hamlin Marker
Inscription.  Hamlin became county seat, 1869. First court met, 1867, at Hamline Church (1 Mi. away), where, 1852-53, the Virginia Legislature established town of Hamline, named for Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
 
Erected 2002 by WV2000; West Virginia Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number 2000.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 38° 16.704′ N, 82° 6.49′ W. Marker is in Hamlin, West Virginia, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Lynn Avenue (West Virginia Route 3) east of State Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the north side of the highway, near the entrance to Hamlin Lions Club Field on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamlin WV 25523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at the Curry Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Inc. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lincoln County / Putnam County (approx. 5.4 miles away); John L. Chapman Family Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Salt Rock (approx. 8˝ miles away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 10 miles away); Mud River Covered Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamlin.
 
Also see . . .  Hamlin, West Virginia. Hamlin, originally named "Hamline," is the county seat of Lincoln County, West Virginia. A former postmaster claimed that Bishop Hamline added the "E" to his last name. (Submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Hamlin Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2013
2. Hamlin Marker (tall view)
Hamlin Marker (<i>wide view; Hamlin Lions Club Field in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2013
3. Hamlin Marker (wide view; Hamlin Lions Club Field in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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