Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown
Dedicated to the memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown, 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 and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans MemorialGrafton Post Office (approx. 1.3 miles away); B&O Freight Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forcella Buildings (approx. 1.3 miles away); Latrobe Street (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grave of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 1.3 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 May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on April 17, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.