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Madison in Boone County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Madison

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
1. Madison Marker
Inscription.  County seat, incorporated in 1906 and named for William Madison Peyton, a leader in movement for the formation of Boone County, 1847. Peyton, pioneer in the development of the Coal River Valley, locked and dammed Coal River in the 1840’s and made it navigable for steamboats to transport coal from area to markets, and for a period made the Coal Valley one of the great industrial regions of the State.
 
Erected 1971 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 38° 4.007′ N, 81° 49.161′ W. Marker is in Madison, West Virginia, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (West Virginia Route 85) and Avenue C, on the left when traveling south on State Street. It is on the courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 State St, Madison WV 25130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Madison Marker and World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
2. Madison Marker and World War I Memorial
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within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boone County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Hager (approx. half a mile away); Nellis / ARMCO Coal (approx. 7.1 miles away); Nellis No. 3 Mine Explosion (approx. 7.1 miles away); Indian Camp (approx. 8.6 miles away); John Edward Kenna (approx. 8.6 miles away); Coal Discovered (approx. 9 miles away); Peytona (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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