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Huttonsville in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Army Headquarters 1861 / Huttonsville

 
 
Army Headquarters 1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
1. Army Headquarters 1861 Marker
Inscription.  
Army Headquarters
1861
This village was held by Colonel George Porterfield until he was relieved of command by General Robert Garnett, (C.S.A.). In 1861, it became the headquarters of Generals George McClellan and J. J. Reynolds of the Union Army.

Huttonsville
Named for Jonathan Hutton, its first postmaster, in 1813. Students from the local academy joined the Confederate Army, 1861. The first military telegraph to advance with an army in America came here, July, 1861.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Department Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1861.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 42.648′ N, 79° 58.802′ W. Marker was in Huttonsville, West Virginia, in
Huttonsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
2. Huttonsville Marker
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Randolph County. Marker was at the intersection of Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) and Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike (U.S. 250) on Seneca Trail. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Huttonsville WV 26273, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Huttonsville (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Huttonsville (a few steps from this marker); Bishop Asbury (approx. half a mile away); Old Brick Church (approx. one mile away); Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington (approx. 6.2 miles away); Camp Elkwater (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tygart Valley Homesteads (approx. 6.8 miles away); West Virginia Historic New Deal / CCC Trail (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huttonsville.
 
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
3. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south)
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
4. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 18, 2022