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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

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Welcome to Historic Jackson’s Mill, the boyhood home of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

 
 
Welcome Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2021
1. Welcome Plaque
The text and portrait are printed on a thin sheet of brass glued to a wooden board.
Inscription.  Thomas’ grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth Brake Jackson, settled on this land in 1801 and soon constructed a log cabin and a gristmill. When Edward died, his son, Cummins, took possession of the property and the lucrative family business including two mills, carpenter and blacksmith shops and a store. In its prime, the Jackson homestead was a small, self-contained community, crucial to the development of this area.

It was to this environment that Cummins’ nephew, Thomas Jackson, came to live in 1830 when he was six years old, following the deaths of his parents, Jonathan and Julia. Thomas spent the next 12 years here, raised by Cummins in the family traditions of milling and politics. In 1842, at the age of 18, Thomas left Cummins’ home for West Point and a distinguished military career.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 39° 5.823′ N, 80° 28.098′ W. Marker is near Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on Jacksons Mill Road (County Route 10) 2.6 miles
Mary Conrad Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2021
2. Mary Conrad Cabin
This plaque can be seen on the wall of the cabin, to the right of the front door.
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north of U.S. 19, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Jacksons Mill Road, Weston WV 26452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Heritage Garden (here, next to this marker); Mary Conrad Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Jackson’s Mill (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Jackson's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Blaker's Mill Pond (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McWhorter Cabin (about 300 feet away); Blaker's Mill (about 500 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Jun. 28, 2022