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New Martinsville in Wetzel County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

James G. West

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 22, 2022
1. James G. West Marker
Inscription.  Born 1794, he was a politician and Methodist minister. Involved in the creation and development of Wetzel County, he also served in both houses of Virginia's prewar legislature. A member of the 2nd Wheeling Convention, he served as committee chair for the Division of the State that ultimately paved the way for West Virginia statehood. West died in 1872 In Marion County.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 39° 38.265′ N, 80° 51.461′ W. Marker is in New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel County. Marker is at the intersection of Energy Road (West Virginia Route 2) and Harlan Drive, on the right when traveling south on Energy Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Martinsville WV 26155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Martinsville (a few steps from this marker); Levi Morgan (approx. half a
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mile away); Adena Burial Mound (approx. half a mile away); Leonard Stout Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 3.1 miles away in Ohio); Van Camp (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sardis Veterans Monument (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio); Marshall County / Wetzel County (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Martinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Rev. James G. West at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 23, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
James G. West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 22, 2022
2. James G. West Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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