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Weirton in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

James J. Andrews

 
 
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2020
1. James J. Andrews Marker
Inscription.  Born in Hollidays Cove ca. 1829. Moved to Kentucky and served as Union civilian scout during the Civil War. Seized locomotive, The General, in northern Georgia, and attempted to move within Union lines, but train lost power and raiders were captured. Andrews was hanged in Atlanta on June 7, 1862. The Great Locomotive Chase, a Walt Disney movie, based on the events.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 7, 1862.
 
Location. 40° 24.053′ N, 80° 35.376′ W. Marker is in Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) and Municipal Plaza, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3534 Main St, Weirton WV 26062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The People's Bank
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2020
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ernest T. Weir (about 500 feet away); Holliday's Cove (about 500 feet away); Hancock County / Brooke County (approx. ¼ mile away); Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool (approx. 0.6 miles away); USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 (approx. ¾ mile away); September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weirton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 22, 2022