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East Bank in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Coalburg

 
 
Coalburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
1. Coalburg Marker
Inscription.  Here was the home of W.H. Edwards, naturalist and explorer, who led an important expedition to the Amazon in 1846 and was one of the chief authorities on butterflies and moths. He was a descendant of renowned Jonathan Edwards.
 
Erected 1973 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsExplorationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 38° 12.531′ N, 81° 27.445′ W. Marker is in East Bank, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue (West Virginia Route 61) 0.1 miles south of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Bank WV 25067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Good Shepherd Chapel Catholic Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Bank High School (approx. one mile away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 1.8 miles away); Virginia's Chapel
3rd Ave WV Rt 61 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
2. 3rd Ave WV Rt 61 (facing north)
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Major William Morris Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Honor and Memory of William Morris (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cedar Grove Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Bank.
 
Also see . . .  William H. and William S. Edwards House (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 16, 2010.) 
 
Coalburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
3. Coalburg Marker
W.H. Edwards House image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
4. W.H. Edwards House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 13, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 25, 2022