West Union in Doddridge County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
1828 until flood in late 1800's
Possibly an Underground Railroad Site
In 1845 Ephraim founded the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus here. As founder he took the title of Noble Grand Gyascutis. E Clampsus Vitus spread through out the U.S.A. especially the booming California Gold Rush area. It still thrives here and in the western U.S. as an Historical Society with 100,000 plus members.
Dedicated May 8, 2005. C.Y. 6010 The Western Brothers of The Ancient and Honorable Order Of E Clampus Vitus and the W.V. Vipers Credo Quia Absurdum
Erected 2005 by The Western Brothers of The Ancient and Honorable Order Of E Clampus Vitus and the W.V. Vipers.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 2005.
Location. 39° 17.452′ N, 80° 46.256′ W. Marker is in West Union, West Virginia, in Doddridge County. Marker is on North Bend Rail Trail. Marker is on the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Union WV 26456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapman J. Stuart (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lathrop Russell Charter House (approx. Ό mile away); Skirmish at West Union / West Union (approx. 0.3 miles away); Doddridge County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Station Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ephraim Bee (approx. 3.8 miles away); Matthew M. Neely (approx. 6.9 miles away); Doddridge County / Ritchie County (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Union.
1. Efraim Bee
Efraim Bee is my Great-great grandfather.
— Submitted October 31, 2012, by Betsy Gibbons of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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