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Hopewell in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Ida L. Read

 
 
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By TeamOHE, November 23, 2018
1. Ida L. Read Marker
Inscription.  Northeast, 3 1/2 miles, is the birthplace of Ida L. Reed, born November 30, 1865. She became famous for her religious writings, chiefly cantatas, poems and hymns, of which she wrote over 2000. Her hymns have been used in the services of eleven denominations in America. Many have been translated into foreign languages. Her most noted is "I Belong to the King". Miss Reed died July 8, 1951, and is buried here.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionWomen.
 
Location. 39° 12.568′ N, 80° 3.224′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of Barbour County Highway (U.S. 250) and Arden Road (County Route 6), on the right when traveling north on Barbour County Highway. On the side of the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philippi WV 26416, 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. First Land Battle (approx. 3˝ miles away); Birthplace - W.D. Zinn
Ida L. Read Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 23, 2018
2. Ida L. Read Marker
(approx. 3˝ miles away); Battle of Philippi (approx. 3.6 miles away); Philippi (approx. 3.6 miles away); Historic Campbell School (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Covered Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Philippi (approx. 4 miles away); Benjamin F. Kelly (approx. 4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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