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Princeton in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Napoleon Bonaparte French

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Napoleon Bonaparte French Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1811, French represented Mercer County as delegate and later senator in the Virginia General Assembly. Although he voted against secession as a delegate to the 1861 Richmond Convention, he served in the Confederate Army. He led the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters, a unit of men mainly from counties that later became West Virginia. French died in Mercer County in 1899.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 22.051′ N, 81° 6.596′ W. Marker is in Princeton, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on New Hope Road (West Virginia Route 20) 0.1 miles west of West Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Located at Oakwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton WV 24740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Gen. Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Princeton (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Revolution Bicentennial Bell
Napoleon Bonaparte French Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Napoleon Bonaparte French Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); McNutt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richard Blankenship (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Pigeon's Roost (approx. half a mile away); Mitchell Clay (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Also see . . .  Napoleon Bonapart French at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
3. Napoleon Bonaparte French Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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