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Near Proctor in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Zachary Taylor

 
 
Zachary Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
1. Zachary Taylor Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
Inscription.  
General Zachary Taylor, on
his way to Washington to
be inaugurated as the 12th
President of the U.S., found
his steamer blocked by ice
here. He left his boat and
completed his trip over the
National Pike.

 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number ML 2.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 48.17′ N, 80° 49.09′ W. Marker was near Proctor, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker was on West Virginia Route 2 south of Woodland and Graysville Road, on the left when traveling south. This historic marker is located along the side of the highway, opposite the Ohio River, a short distance south of where the highway crosses Fish Creek. This particular historic marker is facing south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Proctor WV 26055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. George Rogers Clark (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Baker's Station (was a few steps from this
Zachary Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
2. Zachary Taylor Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along state route 2.
marker but has been reported missing. ); Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s (approx. 3.6 miles away); Powhatan Point (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio); George Washington (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio); The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944 (approx. 4.3 miles away in Ohio); Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn (approx. 5.1 miles away in Ohio); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Proctor.
 
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Zachary Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
3. Zachary Taylor Marker
A more distant view, from across the street, of the historic marker looking north along state route 2.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 583 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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