Birch River in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Nicholas County / Braxton County
Nicholas County. Formed in 1818 from Kanawha, Greenbrier, and Randolph. Named for Wilson C. Nicholas, the governor of Virginia, 1814-1817. In this county in 1861 sharp engagements were fought at Carnifex Ferry and at Kessler's Cross Lanes.
Braxton County. Formed, 1836, from Kanawha, Lewis, and Nicholas. Named for Carter Braxton, one of the signers 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 1818.
Location. 38° 32.205′ N, 80° 42.762′ W. Marker is in Birch River, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Turnpike Road (County Route 19/40) and Laurel Run Road, on the right when traveling north on Old Turnpike Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birch River WV 26610, 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. Geographic Center (approx. 5.9 miles away); Young's Monument (approx. 6.3 miles Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 8.8 miles away); World War 1917–18 Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); The War and Suttonville (approx. 8.8 miles away); How Did Braxton County Get Its Name? (approx. 8.8 miles away); Fighting and Flames (approx. 9 miles away); Burning of Sutton (approx. 9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.