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


Hamlin Marker In Storage Behind Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 23, 2021
1. Hamlin Marker In Storage Behind Town Hall
Inscription.  Hamlin became county seat, 1869. First court met, 1867, at Hamline Church (1 mile away), where, 1852-53, the Virginia Legislature established town of Hamline, named for Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Erected by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 16.723′ N, 82° 5.76′ W. Marker was in Hamlin, West Virginia, in Lincoln County. Marker was on Court Avenue (West Virginia Route 3) east of State Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 8227 Court Ave, Hamlin WV 25523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Brigadier General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hamlin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Skirmish at the Curry Farm
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Inc. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lincoln County / Putnam County (approx. 5 miles away); John L. Chapman Family Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Salt Rock (approx. 9 miles away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamlin.
More about this marker. July 23, 2021: Marker has been repaired and is awaiting reinstallation. Town Mayor and Chief of Police Chris Wilkinson said that it would be reinstalled across the street from 8227 Court Ave soon.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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Sep. 26, 2022