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Near Ireland in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Lewis County / Braxton County

 
 
Lewis County / Braxton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. Lewis County / Braxton County Marker
Inscription.  Lewis County
Formed from Harrison in 1816. It was named for Colonel Charles Lewis, who was killed in 1774 at Battle of Point Pleasant. It was home of Jesse Hughes, frontier scout, and the boyhood home of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.

Braxton County
Formed in 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas. Named for Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Washington planned to establish important point in project for western communication in this county.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 38° 47.917′ N, 80° 28.963′ W. Marker is near Ireland, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on Gauley Turnpike (U.S. 19) 0.2 miles north of Rabbit Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ireland WV 26376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Pickens (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Pickens / Engagements of Co. A (approx. 2.8 miles away); McCauley Barn
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Cunningham House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Food Cellar (approx. 4.3 miles away); Coal-and-Wood House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cunningham Farmstead (approx. 4.3 miles away); Spring House (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Lewis County / Braxton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. Lewis County / Braxton County Marker
Lewis County / Braxton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
3. Lewis County / Braxton County Marker
Lewis County / Braxton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
4. Lewis County / Braxton County Marker
 
 
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 143 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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