Glenville in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Samuel Lewis Hays
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 38° 56.5′ N, 80° 49.15′ W. Marker is in Glenville, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Lewis Street (U.S. 33) and Factory Road (West Virginia Route 5), on the right when traveling east on North Lewis StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 902 North Lewis Street, Glenville WV 26351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Moore (approx. 0.9 miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenville State College (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Gilmer Rifles (approx. 1.1 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenville.
Regarding Samuel Lewis Hays. Hays was born in 1794 in Harrison County—then Virginia, now West Virginia—near Clarksburg. He married Roanna Arnold in 1817 and moved to Lewis County (later Gilmer County) to pursue agriculture in 1833. Route 33 through this county is the former Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike.
The home mentioned on the marker is no longer standing. It was located near the marker, on the site now occupied by the Rite Aid Pharmacy.
1. Samuel Lewis Hays House (old brick)
“The house no longer stands. It was located where a Rite Aid Pharmacy now stands, just outside Glenville.”
— Submitted March 23, 2009, by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,154 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on April 2, 2009, by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 2, 2009, by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.