Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
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James McGrew was instrumental in the formation of the state of West Virginia and served in the first West Virginia Legislature from 1863-1865. He later served two terms in Congress and was the first mayor of Kingwood.
The Preston County Commission purchased the house in 1983, and it is being renovated and protected by the Society for the Preservation of McGrew House.
Erected by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 28.327′ N, 79° 41.187′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 East Main Street, Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Price's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Desert Shield / Operation Desert Storm (about 300 feet away); Preston County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); The Preston County Bell (about 300 feet away); Kingwood (about 400 feet away); William G. Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 2.1 miles away); Albright / Albright Family (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
Also see . . .
1. James McGrew's Grave. McGrew is buried in the nearby Maplewood Cemetery. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. James McGrew House. (PDF) NRHP documentation for the house. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.