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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable EventsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 48.17′ N, 80° 49.09′ W. Marker is near Proctor, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is 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 is 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
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.
7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Marshall County / Wetzel County (approx. 5.7 miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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