Pipestem in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
John "Buttermilk” W. Neely, Sr. (1780-1865) & Delilah Sweeney Neely (1784-1851) settled here in 1822 on 3,000 acres and reared 10 children. Property comprised total area of Pipestem St. Park. Nearby, Pipestem Knob is site of former Neely home and burial grounds. Pipestem Knob Primitive Baptist log church, at east base, on former Indian trail, was active until relocated for construction of Pipestem State Park.
Erected by Russell Neely & WV Division of Culture & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 37° 30.523′ N, 80° 58.138′ W. Marker is in Pipestem, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on Route 20 just south of Rock Ridge Drive, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pipestem WV 25979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mercer Salt Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farley's Fort / Thomas Farley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercer County / Summers County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pipestem Knob Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bluestone River (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jordan's Chapel (approx. 2˝ miles away); Pipestem Falls (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bluestone National Scenic River (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pipestem.
Regarding Neely "Plantation". There is a right parenthesis just after birth year for Delilah Sweeney Neely which should have been omitted when this marker was made.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 312 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.