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Pineville in Wyoming County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Pineville

 
 
Pineville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
1. Pineville Marker
Inscription.  Here is the statue of Rev. W. H. Cook, soldier, statesman, and minister. Oceana was the county seat for many years. Wyoming County is noted for the Burning Rocks where warm air from the earth’s depths melts ice or snow in winter.
 
Location. 37° 35.008′ N, 81° 32.254′ W. Marker is in Pineville, West Virginia, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Avenue (West Virginia Route 97) and River Drive Avenue (West Virginia Route 10), on the left when traveling west on Main Avenue. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville WV 24874, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Itmann (approx. 6.6 miles away); William Walker (approx. 7.7 miles away); Civil War Romance (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Richest Little Railroad in the World (approx. 8.2 miles away); Mullens (approx. 8.2 miles away); Mullens Historic District (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Virginian Arrives (approx. 8.2 miles away); Itmann Company Store (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  SIRIS entry for the statue of Rev. W.H.H. Cook
Pineville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
2. Pineville Marker
. Excerpt: “A native of Wyoming County, William Henry Harrison Cook (1840-1863) initially enlisted in the Confederate Army, but soon left to join the Union army. In 1865, he opened the first free school in the county in his father’s house and subsequently served as Baptist minister of the Rockcastle Church from 1873-1922. He fought against the opening of saloons in Wyoming County and was elected to the West Virginia Legislature in the Fall of 1886. In 1895, he was elected State Senator. Shortly before his death, a movement was initiated to erect a statue in his honor on the steps of the Wyoming County Courthouse at a cost of $3,000. Almost every family in the county contributed funds towards the cost.” (Submitted on August 27, 2019.) 
 
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Pineville Marker at the Wyoming County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
3. Pineville Marker at the Wyoming County Courthouse
Rev. W. H. H. Cook image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
4. Rev. W. H. H. Cook
Soldier, Statesman, and Minister
Born November 5, 1840
Died February 11, 1923
Sculpture was dedicated in 1933, erected by “the friends of Rev. W.H.H. Cook.” It is 6¼ feet tall on a 5½ foot base. The Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog shows the artist as unknown.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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