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Matewan in Mingo County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Divided Loyalties

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
1. Divided Loyalties Marker
Inscription.  Although it was created as a Union state during the Civil War, West Virginia did not have a population that was united in its loyalties. Divisions over politics, the issue of slavery, religion, family ties, and class grew during the war and in many places did not diminish after 1865. The continued bitter differences led to feuds, political riots, and other acts of violence.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 37° 37.409′ N, 82° 9.947′ W. Marker is in Matewan, West Virginia, in Mingo County. Marker is at the intersection of Warner Hollow Road and Magnolia Avenue (West Virginia Route 49), on the right when traveling north on Warner Hollow Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matewan WV 25678, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hatfield-McCoy Feud (here, next to this marker); Sid Hatfield (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mingo County / State of Kentucky
Divided Loyalties Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
2. Divided Loyalties Marker
(about 800 feet away); Matewan Area History (about 800 feet away); Matewan and the Railroad (about 800 feet away); M.E. South Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Matewan Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Matewan Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matewan.
 
Divided Loyalties Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
3. Divided Loyalties Marker
Next to the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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