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Jerry Run in Webster County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Old Sulphur Spring

 
 
Old Sulphur Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 1, 2021
1. Old Sulphur Spring Marker
Inscription.  Favorite gathering site for Jerry's Run and nearby residents during late 1800s-early 1900s; as well as rest stop for tired travelers for refreshing sulphur water. Nearby, a brief Civil War skirmish in 186 resulted in killing of Confederate James McCray. Nearby, Jerry's Run one-room school operated, 1884-1950s. Site of Anderson family reunions in 1920s-1930s.
 
Erected 2002 by Northern Webster Co. Improvement Council, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 41.072′ N, 80° 22.74′ W. Marker is in Jerry Run, West Virginia, in Webster County. Marker is on Mountain Parkway (West Virginia Route 20) 0.2 miles south of Panther Lick Road (County Road 20/3), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 544 Mountain Pkwy, Hacker Valley WV 26222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker
Old Sulphur Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 1, 2021
2. Old Sulphur Spring Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. The Springhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hacker Valley (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cleveland (approx. 3 miles away); Webster County / Upshur County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Pickens / Engagements of Co. A (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lewis County / Braxton County (approx. 9.7 miles away); Helvetia (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Helvetia (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Old Sulphur Spring. It is in Jerry Run (or Jerry’s Run), is a rural community located between Cleveland and Hacker Valley, and is not usually found on maps. Jerry Run is named for a small creek that runs through the area.
 
Old Sulphur Spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 26, 2021
3. Old Sulphur Spring
It is at a small park near the marker.
The Community of Jerry Run at the Old Sulphur Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 26, 2021
4. The Community of Jerry Run at the Old Sulphur Springs
This view is from the marker. The red-roofed church is the Jerry's Run United Methodist Church.
Jerry Run Summer Theatre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 26, 2021
5. Jerry Run Summer Theatre
Some three hundred feet from the marker. In addition to plays, this theatre hosts bluegrass and country music, as well as acoustic rock and hip-hop concerts. Seats are typically $5 to $10.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Jan. 27, 2023