Near Hartland in Clay County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge
Erected 2012 by Clay County Commission and West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 38° 25.922′ N, 81° 6.78′ W. Marker is near Hartland, West Virginia, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 16 and Elkhurst Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 16. It is at the bridge over the Elk River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maysel WV 25133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin L. Stephenson (approx. 2½ miles away); ClayWilliam C. Markle (approx. 3.7 miles away); Solomon Osborne (approx. 5 miles away); Clay County / Nicholas County (approx. 11.2 miles away); North and South (approx. 12.8 miles away); Morris Massacre (approx. 12.9 miles away); Pioneer School (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Archives and History Entry. The biographies and poems on this page include photos of Osro, Johnnie and Burman Jones. Excerpt: “His sister Kathleen Pritt points out that Ozro may have suspected he would not return. She remembers his turning as he was catching the train and saying to his mother, ‘I’ll never see you again.’ Like all mothers, Mrs. Jones assured him he would be back. That was not to be; as Kathleen puts it, ‘When they sent him overseas, that was it.’ Ozro, the oldest of the three Jones casualties in World War II, would be the first of three brothers to receive the Purple Heart.” (Submitted on August 17, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.