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Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Taggart-Hall House

 
 
Taggart-Hall House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
1. Taggart-Hall House Marker
Inscription.  Francis Taggart (also spelled Tygart) A Quaker, was responsible for the construction of this Clapboard "Half" House on one of the one hundred lots which Lord Fairfax had surveyed to encourage settlement of the western countries. According to his deed from the trustees of the town of Romney recorded in deedbook #10, Page 201, 9-1 -1795, Taggart was to build or have built a dwelling within 3 years on lot # 58 or it would revert back to trustees of said town. Records show that the property remained in the Taggart family until 1811 when it was conveyed to Christopher Heiskell This deed showed that a dwelling had been built by Taggart. Other early families to own and occupy the dwelling according to succession of deed were: Gibson, Armstrong Head, Sheetz, Corbett, and Hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 39° 20.467′ N, 78° 45.422′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on South High
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Street just north of East Gravel Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91 S High St, Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Romney in Union Hands (a few steps from this marker); Romney's Oldest House (within shouting distance of this marker); W.VA.'s Oldest Public Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampshire County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Romney / Early Memorial (about 400 feet away); Literary Hall (about 400 feet away); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
 
Taggart-Hall House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
2. Taggart-Hall House
Taggart Hall Civil War Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
3. Taggart Hall Civil War Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.

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