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Burnsville in Braxton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Town of Burnsville

 
 
Town of Burnsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
1. Town of Burnsville Marker
Inscription.  Area first settled in 1798; Payton Byrnes came in 1830. First known as Lumberport in 1866, when Capt. John Burns established first saw mill in area. Incorporated by county in 1902 and named for Burns.
 
Erected 2006 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
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 1798.
 
Location. 38° 51.56′ N, 80° 39.738′ W. Marker is in Burnsville, West Virginia, in Braxton County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (West Virginia Route 5) and S. Wabash Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Bridge Street. Just west of exit 79 of Interstate 79. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnsville WV 26335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burnsville Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Braxton County / Gilmer County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge
Town of Burnsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
2. Town of Burnsville Marker
WV Route 5 (Bridge Street) is behind the marker and west is to the left.
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(approx. 6.8 miles away); Bulltown / Bulltown Battle (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Bulltown (approx. 7.1 miles away); Copley No. 1 Well (approx. 7.6 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnsville.
 
Town of Burnsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
3. Town of Burnsville Marker
Interstate 79 exit is in the background and the downtown area of Burnsville is on the side of the interstate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 15, 2022