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Harrisville in Ritchie County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Romeo H. Freer

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2021
1. Romeo H. Freer Marker
Inscription.  Born in Ohio, Freer served in the Union army during the Civil War. He moved to WV in 1866; served as prosecuting attorney for Kanawha, Fayette, and Boone counties; and helped get the state capital moved to Charleston. Moved to Ritchie County, where he served as state delegate and circuit judge. Elected to U.S. Congress and as WV attorney general. Died on May, 9, 1913.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 39° 12.867′ N, 81° 2.453′ W. Marker is in Harrisville, West Virginia, in Ritchie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (West Virginia Route 16) and Ferguson Lane, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. It is at the Harrisville Municipal Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 E Main St, Harrisville WV 26362, 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. Harrisville / Thomas Maley Harris (a few steps from this marker); Harrisville (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Stone House
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By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2021
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(approx. 6.1 miles away); Pennsboro (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Harrisville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Pennsboro B&O Depot (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tollgate (approx. 7.7 miles away); Doddridge County / Ritchie County (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry.
President Grant appointed him U.S. Consul to Nicaragua until he resigned his duties in 1877 and accepted an appointment as Register of the Land Office for New Mexico. Freer resigned in 1879 after refusing orders that would lead to military conflict with Mexico.
(Submitted on May 23, 2021.) 
 
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published in Men of West Virginia Volume I, via Wikimedia Commons, 1903
3. Romeo H. Freer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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