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Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

William G. Brown

 
 
William G. Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 16, 2020
1. William G. Brown Marker
Inscription.  Born in Kingwood, 1800. Served in Virginia House of Delegates and Congress before war. Delegate to 1850-51 constitutional convention. 1860 Democtratic convention, and 1861 Richmond convention. In 1860, he was again elected to Congress, and he was one of West Virginia's first congressmen in 1863. His son also served in Congress. Brown died in Kingwood, April 19, 1884.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 39° 28.498′ N, 79° 41.831′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is at the intersection of Morgantown Street (West Virginia Route 7) and Sisler Street, on the right when traveling west on Morgantown Street. Marker is near the entrance to Brown’s Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 Morgantown St, Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Preston County Bell (approx. half a mile away);
William G. Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 16, 2020
2. William G. Brown Marker
Marker is in the left rear of the photo beside Morgantown Street (WV-7) heading westbound.
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Operation Desert Shield / Operation Desert Storm (approx. half a mile away); Kingwood (approx. half a mile away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Preston County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Preston County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Price's Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
 
Brown’s Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 16, 2020
3. Brown’s Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022