Near Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Cummins Jackson House
Cummins Jackson was born in 1802, the eldest son of Edward and Elizabeth Brake Jackson. Cummins worked at and, at times, ran the family's gristmill as a boy. At the death of his father, he gained possession of the mill and adjacent property. Over the years, a blacksmith shop and sash (saw) mill were added, turning the homestead into a thriving business for Cummins.
Between 1843 and 1848 (exact date unrecorded), Cummins built a large two-story frame house a few hundred feet west of the family's mill, on this knoll. The house was essentially L-shaped with no porch, a large central doorway and nine windows on the east side; and an off-center door and similar windows on the west. It had a shingle roof and chimneys on the north and west ends. The house had a basement; two large rooms, a kitchen, and a pantry downstairs; and four bedrooms upstairs.
On December 3, 1915, the Cummins Jackson house burned beyond repair.
(Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is December 3, 1915.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Jackson Mill Road, Weston WV 26452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Blaker's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); McWhorter Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Blaker's Mill Pond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome (about 500 feet away); The Heritage Garden (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.