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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Vineyard Hills

 
 
Vineyard Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2007
1. Vineyard Hills Marker
Inscription.  Site of 31 acre vineyard owned and operated by Father John Peter Kreusch (1818-88), German priest who served Saint Alphonsus German Catholic Church (1859-83). Vineyard, set circa 1862, yielded from 4,000 to 15,000 gallons of unadulterated altar wine used by area churches annually until 1890s. Cellars were 80 feet long, 25 feet wide and 20 feet high. Father Kreusch's vineyard was one of several along the Ohio River.
 
Erected 1996 by West Virginia History and Archives.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 40° 4.214′ N, 80° 43.113′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Grandview Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker along Grandview Street on the heights above Wheeling just south of 989 Grandview Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 989 Grandview Street, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Alexis de Tocqueville (a few steps from this marker); Charles W. Russell House (approx. ¼ mile away); Board of Trade and Court Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Slave Auction Block (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Saint Joseph Cathedral (approx. ¼ mile away); Odd Fellows Hall Association (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeling Post No. 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Vineyard Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2007
2. Vineyard Hills Marker
Vineyard Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2007
3. Vineyard Hills Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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