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Near Arnoldsburg in Calhoun County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Perry Hays & George Silcott / Louisa Hays & Amie Silcott

 
 
Perry Hays & George Silcott side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Perry Hays & George Silcott side of marker
Inscription.  
Perry Hays & George Silcott
Peregrine Hays and George Silcott were prominent businessmen before the Civil War. Hays was sheriff of Calhoun County and Silcott county clerk. In 1861, they helped form the Moccasin Rangers. After truce they helped arrange in May 1862 was revoked, the two were captured and sent to Camp Chase. Although later paroled, Hays and Silcott continued to aid the confederacy.

Louisa Hays & Amie Silcott
Perry Hays and George Silcott were married to sisters Loulsa and Amie Sexton. During the war, Louisa ran the Hays farm in Calhoun, raising livestock and grain. She reportedly took horses, money, and goods to her husband in Confederate areas. Amie acted as county clerk in her husband’s name, issuing at least a dozen marriage licenses. She later joined the men in Monroe County.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen.
Louisa Hays & Amie Silcott side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Louisa Hays & Amie Silcott side of marker
In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 47.645′ N, 81° 8.491′ W. Marker is near Arnoldsburg, West Virginia, in Calhoun County. Marker is on U.S. 33 west of Arnoldsburg-Rocksdale Road (Local Route 18), on the right when traveling west. It is at West Fork Park next to the Arnoldsburg Fire Department, near the Little Kanawha River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orma WV 25268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arnoldsburg Skirmish (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Arnoldsburg (a few steps from this marker); Moccasin Rangers (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Mike Fink (approx. 5.9 miles away); Gilmer County / Calhoun County (approx. 7.7 miles away); First County Court (approx. 11.3 miles away); Clay County / Calhoun County (approx. 11˝ miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 16.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arnoldsburg.
 
This marker and others at West Fork Park image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
3. This marker and others at West Fork Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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