Near Ireland in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Lewis County / Braxton 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.
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.
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 9 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); Battle of Bulltown (approx. Bulltown / Bulltown Battle (approx. 4˝ miles away); Bennett-Camden (approx. 4.8 miles away); Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge (approx. 7˝ miles away); Upshur Militia (approx. 8.3 miles away); Kesler's Raid (approx. 8.3 miles away).
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 26 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.