“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Indian Mound Cemetery

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By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
1. Indian Mound Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery is centered around what is known as the Romney Indian Mound. Indian Mound Cemetery is also the site of the First Confederate Memorial, Parsons Bell Tower, and re-interments from Romney's Old Presbyterian Cemetery. The cemetery is currently owned and maintained by the Indian Mound Cemetery Association, Inc. There are over one thousand people interred in the cemetery, including veterans from many wars, going as far back as the Revolutionary War.

Some of the notable sites in Indian Mound Cemetery:
1. The Indian Mound - One of the largest remaining mounds in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
2. Confederate memorial - Dedicated on September 26, 1867
3. Stephen Ailes (1912-2001), United States Secretary of the Army
4. William Armstrong (1782-1865), United States House Representative from Virginia
5. Edna Brady Cornwell (1868-1958), First Lady of West Virginia
6. John Jacob Cornwell (1867-1953), 15th Governor or West Virginia
7. Marshall S. Cornwell (1871-1898), newspaper editor and publisher, poet, and author
8. Dr. William Henry Foote (1794-1869), Presbyterian
Indian Mound Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
2. Indian Mound Cemetery Marker
clergyman and historian
9. David Gibson (1795-1873), Merchant, Veteran of the War of 1812, he donated the land for the cemetery.
10. John Jeremiah Jacob (1757-1839), first ordained Methodist minister of Hampshire County
11. John Jeremiah Jacob (1829-1893), 4th Governor of West Virginia
12. Howard H. Johnson (1846-1913), Instrumental in the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind being located in Romney.
13. George Preston Marshall (1896-1969), owner and president of the Washington Redskins
14. Gilbert Proctor Miller (1866-1927), orchardist, founder of Hampshire County's fruit industry.

Erected 2010 by Matthew Ward, Eagle Scouts, Troop 76, Delray, West Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
Location. 39° 20.556′ N, 78° 45.907′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. 50) just west of School Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Pearsall 1754 (about 500 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Indian Mound (about 500 feet away); Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery (about 600 feet away); W.VA.'s Oldest Public Office Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Romney's Oldest House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Taggart-Hall House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
More about this marker.
Each grave in Indian Mound Cemetery was catalogued with important information and a picture for each gravestone in 2010 as Matthew Ward's Eagle Project.

This project is dedicated to the memory of Hester Alles Abbuhl, 1940-2010.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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