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

William Walker

 
 
William Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
1. William Walker Marker
Inscription.  Born circa 1825, Walker was an attorney in Wyoming County before the Civil War. After enlisting in the 7th WV Cavalry in 1861, he was promoted to adjutant in the state militia in 1862. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention for WV, 1861-1863. He later served as prosecuting attorney, worked to establish free schools, and taught school. Died December 23, 1899.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationLaw EnforcementWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 23, 1899.
 
Location. 37° 40.591′ N, 81° 36.932′ W. Marker is near Oceana, West Virginia, in Wyoming County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 10, 1.4 miles south of West Virginia Route 85, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oceana WV 24870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Romance (here, next to this marker); Capt. Ralph Stewart (approx. 0.9 miles
William Walker and Civil War Romance Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
2. William Walker and Civil War Romance Markers
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away); John Cooke (approx. one mile away); Richard M. Cook (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named John Cooke (approx. 1½ miles away); Guyandotte Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Prehistoric Petroglyphs (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pineville (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oceana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 28, 2022