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Montgomery in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Christopher H. Payne

 
 
Christopher H. Payne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
1. Christopher H. Payne Marker
Inscription.  Born in slavery in Monroe Co., Sept. 7, 1848, he worked as servant in the Confederate army. Served as teacher and ordained Baptist minister; estab. West Virginia Enterprise, Pioneer, & Mountain Eagle papers; later a lawyer. First African American elected to WV legislature, 1896; delegate to Repub. Nat. Conventions and Consul General to Danish West Indies, 1903-17. Died, Dec. 5, 1925, St. Thomas.
 
Erected 2003 by WV Celebration 2000; West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 10.837′ N, 81° 19.15′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on 2nd Avenue (West Virginia Route 61) 0.1 miles east of College Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery WV 25136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this
2nd Ave (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
2. 2nd Ave (facing west)
marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Montgomery (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Virginia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fayette County / Kanawha County (approx. half a mile away); Ancient Works (approx. 3 miles away); Bull Moose Special (approx. 4.2 miles away); Holly Grove “Bull Moose Special” (approx. 4.2 miles away); Mucklow / Gallagher, WV (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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