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Near Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

William S. Dunbar

 
 
William S. Dunbar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 24, 2021
1. William S. Dunbar Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1823, he moved to Raleigh County in the 1850s where he was a carpenter. A staunch Unionist during the Civil War, he served in the 7th WV Cavalry until discharged due to ill health. Elected to the House of Delegates in 1863, Dunbar also served a 2-year term in the State Senate, 1864-65. He died in 1898 and is buried in the Dunbar Cemetery near Clear Creek.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 37° 54.171′ N, 81° 20.906′ W. Marker is near Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Clear Fork Road and McDowell Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south on Clear Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beckley WV 25801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coal Camp History (approx. 6.2 miles away); Mossy (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Rebirth of Paint Creek (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fay-Ral Airport
William S. Dunbar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 24, 2021
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(approx. 6.8 miles away); Logan, Raleigh and Monroe Turnpike (approx. 8½ miles away); Oakwood Mine Complex (approx. 9.6 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away); Bailey Row (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 3, 2022