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Near Junior in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Barbour County / Randolph County

 
 
Barbour County Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Barbour County Side
Inscription.  
Barbour County. Formed from Harrison, Lewis, and Randolph in 1843. It is named for a distinguished Virginia jurist, Philip Pendleton Barbour. Scene of opening hostilities on land between the armies of the North and South in 1861.

Randolph County. Formed from Harrison in 1787. Named for Edmund Jennings Randolph, Virginia statesman and soldier. Largest county in the State. Federal dominance of the Tygarts Valley in War between the states largely determined control of W. Va.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 38° 57.697′ N, 79° 58.174′ W. Marker is near Junior, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Junior-Philippi-Grafton Road (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junior WV 26275, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford Scott (approx. 1.8 miles away);

Randolph County Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Randolph County Side
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Jimtown / Phillips Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cannons (approx. 4.3 miles away); Forced Flight (approx. 4.4 miles away); Battle of Laurel Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away); Civil War (approx. 4½ miles away).
 
Barbour County / Randolph County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Barbour County / Randolph County Marker
Tygarts Valley River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
4. Tygarts Valley River
Passing just below the marker, the river passes through the heart of both counties.
Philip Pendleton Barbour image. Click for full size.
Photographed By U. S. House of Representatives
5. Philip Pendleton Barbour
1911 portrait by Kate Flournoy Edwards after G. P. A. Healy.
Edmund Jennings Randolph image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
6. Edmund Jennings Randolph
Mural by Constantino Brumidi in the Presidents Room U.S. Capitol. Photo ©1904 by Detroit Publishing Co.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on December 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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May. 23, 2022