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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Gassaway Davis (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); War in West Virginia (approx. ¼ mile away); “Lest We Forget That Peace Has a Price” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Randolph County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elkins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kump House / Herman Guy Kump (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lemuel Chenoweth (approx. 5.9 miles away); Public Education in Beverly, VA-WV Beginning 1858 (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkins.
Also see . . . Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Stephen Benton Elkins. A number of 1911 speeches by U.S. Senators and Congressmen on the life and times of Senator Elkins. “Shortly after the end of his term as [Territorial] Delegate [from New Mexico] Senator Elkins moved to my State, West Virginia, and began to exercise that remarkable talent for business of which he had already shown signs before leaving New Mexico. His business activities were all directed along the line of the development of the resources of his adopted State, and it was largely due to his efforts that the vast natural resources (Submitted on December 14, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 8 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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