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Near Camden-on-Gauley in Webster County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Webster County / Nicholas County

 
 
Webster County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 1, 2021
1. Webster County side of the marker
Inscription.  
Webster County. Formed, 1860, from Braxton, Nicholas and Randolph. Named for Daniel Webster. Webster County is noted for tis fine mountain scenery. Its forests produced the tree that was the largest hardwood at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893.

Nicholas County. Formed in 1818 from Greenbrier, Kanawha and Randolph. Named for Wilson C. Nicholas, governor, Virginia, 1814-1817. In this county in 1861 sharp engagements were fought at Kessler's Cross Lanes and Carnifex Ferry.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesNatural ResourcesPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 38° 21.837′ N, 80° 36.815′ W. Marker is near Camden-on-Gauley, West Virginia, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of Webster Road (West Virginia Route 20) and County Route 11 on
Nicholas County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 1, 2021
2. Nicholas County side of the marker
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Webster Road. The marker stands on the Webster County side of the border. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21883 Webster Rd, Craigsville WV 26205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black's Chapel Memorial Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stroud Massacre (approx. Ό mile away); Moccasin Rangers (approx. 3½ miles away); Crupperneck Bend (approx. 4.6 miles away); Young's Monument (approx. 11½ miles away); Nicholas County / Braxton County (approx. 13.1 miles away); Webster Springs Hotel (approx. 13.4 miles away); a different marker also named Webster Springs Hotel (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Webster County / Nicholas County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 1, 2021
3. Webster County / Nicholas County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Apr. 1, 2023