Elkins in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Stephen Benton Elkins / Halliehurst
Stephen Benton Elkins. Businessman, politician, co-founder City of Elkins. Born in Ohio, 1841; died in Washington, DC, 1911. Secretary of War, 1891–1893; U.S. Senator from WV, 1895–1911. National figure in Republican Party for more than 30 years.
Halliehurst. Summer home of Sen. Stephen B. Elkins. Named for his wife, Hallie Davis Elkins. Built 1889–1891, at cost of $300,000. Largest shingle-style home in WV. Deeded to Davis & Elkins College, 1923. National Historic Landmark, 1988.
Erected 1991 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 38° 55.752′ N, 79° 50.982′ W. Marker is in Elkins, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkins WV 26241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Gassaway Davis (about 800 feet away); H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in West Virginia (approx. Ό mile away); The Railroad Builds Elkins (approx. 0.3 miles away); Working the Railyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Darden Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkins.
Also see . . . Stephen Benton Elkins. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 28, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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