Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown
to the memory of
Co. B. 2nd Va. Vol. Inf.
First Union soldier killed
in the Civil War.
He lost his life on this spot
May 22, 1861.
Erected May 16, 1928 by
Betsy Ross Tent No. 10
West Virginia Department,
Daughters of Union Veterans
of the Civil War
Erected 1928 by Betsy Ross Tent No. 10
West Virginia Department, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1861.
Location. 39° 21.184′ N, 80° 2.602′ W. Marker is in Grafton, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Pike Street (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Located at the west entrance to Grafton, just before the bridge over Tygart Valley River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grafton (approx. 1.4 miles away); The First CampaignTaylor County World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Federal Dam (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fallen But Not Forgotten (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Grafton (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
More about this marker. This is the Fetterman area of Grafton. It was a separate town during the Civil War.
Also see . . . Grafton National Cemetery. Brown is buried in nearby Grafton National Cemetery. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,873 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.