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Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Price's Tavern

 
 
Price's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Price's Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Preston County was formed in the east upstairs bedroom of Price's Tavern in April, 1818, and named for James Patton Preston, governor of Virginia, 1816-1819. Tavern built prior to 1810, served as an inn until 1882.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1818.
 
Location. 39° 28.314′ N, 79° 41.243′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 7) and Price Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Located on the grounds of the Preston County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Preston County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Preston County Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Price's Tavern Marker and Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Price's Tavern Marker and Civil War Memorial
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(a few steps from this marker); Kingwood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Preston County Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Desert Shield / Operation Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Pines” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 27, 2022