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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Farmington in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Waitman T. Willey

Waitman T. Willey Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
1. Waitman T. Willey Marker
Inscription.  A mile north stood the cabin in which Waitman T. Willey, the State’s first U.S. Senator was born, October 18, 1811. Elected August 4, 1863 by the Legislature, he served until March 3, 1871. Died May 2, 1900; buried in Morgantown.
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
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 date for this entry is March 3, 1871.
Location. 39° 30.733′ N, 80° 14.917′ W. Marker is in Farmington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 218) just north of U.S. 250, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington WV 26571, 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. Farmington Disaster (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); Coon’s Fort
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By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
2. Waitman T. Willey Marker
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(approx. 3.9 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mannington / Flaggy Meadow (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hamilton Round Barn (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mannington Municipal Building (approx. 5.1 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swinging Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
Also see . . .  Funeral of Waitman T. Willey. 1900 article from the Morgantown Daily New Dominion. “Sixty-seven years ago he began the practice of law at the bar in this county and in after years his legal attainments brought to him a lucrative practice. Early in his legal life he began to excel in literature. He delivered many temperance lectures winning oratorical fame and coming into prominence by his orations before associations of learned men. He began to gather a large library and grew prominent in the early history of our state, and was elected a delegate to the state convention assembled to take action
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in regard to the secession of Virginia. ” (Submitted on July 26, 2009.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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