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Burning Springs in Wirt County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Destruction of Oil Works

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. Destruction of Oil Works Marker
Inscription.  On May 9, 1863. a large force of Jones-Imboden raiders rode into Burning Springs and destroyed the local oil industry by setting fire to at least 80 wells and damaging other necessities of the trade. Staying until the morning of the 10th, the Confederates consumed 20 barrels of confiscated whiskey. They left the town in ruins and took 75 area horses with them.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 59.504′ N, 81° 19.179′ W. Marker is in Burning Springs, West Virginia, in Wirt County. Marker is on Little Kanawha Parkway (West Virginia Route 5) 0.9 miles north of Straight Creek-Burning Spring Road (County Route 34), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Creston WV 26141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rathbone Well (a few steps from this marker); Burning Springs Oil Field (a few steps from this marker); Population Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ruble Church
Destruction of Oil Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. Destruction of Oil Works Marker
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Murder of William B. Dulin (approx. 3 miles away); Elizabeth (approx. 6.4 miles away); Wells Lock and Dam No. 3 (approx. 6˝ miles away); First County Court (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burning Springs.
 
Open-Air Museum Across the Road from this Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
3. Open-Air Museum Across the Road from this Marker
The muddy-colored Little Kanawha River can be seen just beyond these buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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