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West Liberty in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Liberty

 
 
West Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. West Liberty Marker
Inscription.  First organized town in the Ohio Valley. Formed in 1787. First court of Ohio County met at Black's Cabin here in 1777. Near by is grave of Captain Samuel Brady, hero of the Pennsylvania and Virginia frontiers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 40° 10.165′ N, 80° 35.915′ W. Marker is in West Liberty, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Chatham Street (West Virginia Route 88) east of Girty's Point Road (County Route 7/4), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Liberty WV 26074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. POW★MIA Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); John F. Kennedy Address at West Liberty State College (approx. 0.4 miles away); McColloch Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Curtis Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Raymond Van Montgomery Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shotwell Hall
West Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. West Liberty Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along Chatham Street (State Route 88).
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(approx. half a mile away); Bethany / Bethany College (approx. 3 miles away); Renner Union - Bethany House (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Liberty.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Brady at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 27, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
West Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. West Liberty Marker
View of the historical marker looking north towards the West Liberty High School Gymnasium, which is situated a stone's throw away.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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May. 20, 2022