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

George W. Summers

 
 
George W. Summers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. George W. Summers Marker
Inscription.  Born in Fairfax County in 1804. he came to Kanawha Valley as a child. Secured reforms benefiting western Virginia at 1850-51 Constitutional Convention. Served at 1861 Peace Conference that tried to avoid war and voted against secession at the Richmond Convention. Retiring to private life, he died September 19, 1868, at Glenwood. Summers County was named in his honor in 1871.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PeaceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 21.655′ N, 81° 39.409′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard West west of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 812 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston WV 25314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William H. Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baptism By Fire (approx.
George W. Summers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. George W. Summers Marker
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0.4 miles away); Battle of Charleston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alex Schoenbaum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Scammon (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Scammon (approx. one mile away); Little Page Terrace Public Housing (approx. one mile away); War At The Front Door (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
George W. Summers Marker Overlooking the Kanawha River image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
3. George W. Summers Marker Overlooking the Kanawha River
George W. Summers, US Representative from Virginia image. Click for full size.
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4. George W. Summers, US Representative from Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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