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Keyser in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Historical Marker near Post Office

Keyser Historical Walking Trail

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
1. Historical Marker near Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Explains Keyser changed hands 14 times during the Civil War (although the South only held it once for a period of 5 hours in 1864). The other side explains it was a training and staging area for Averill's Rangers, with troops deployed from here.
 
Erected by The City of Keyser, West Virginia. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 26.37′ N, 78° 58.599′ W. Marker is in Keyser, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on West Piedmont Street (Route 46) just west of School Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 N Davis St, Keyser WV 26726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keyser / Averell’s Raid (here, next to this marker); Armstrong Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Former Keyser High School (a few steps from this marker); Kelley Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
2. Historical Marker near Post Office Marker
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distance of this marker); D-Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Key Terrain (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Battle of Kesternich (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keyser.
 
Additional commentary.
1. About this historical marker
This historical marker has the rare distinction of being about another historical marker.
    — Submitted July 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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