Pineville in Wyoming County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
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. Guyandotte Baptist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Itmann (approx. 6.6 miles away); Richard M. Cook (approx. 6.8 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).
Also see . . . SIRIS entry for the statue of Rev. W.H.H. Cook. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.