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"Halfway House"

 
 
"Halfway House" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe
1. "Halfway House" Marker
Inscription.  Regular stop on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike. The original building, dating from before the Revolution, was rebuilt by William Tyree, 1810. During the winter of 1861-62, it was headquarters for Chicago Gray Dragoons.
 
Erected by State of West Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 8.083′ N, 81° 5.667′ W. Marker was in Ansted, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker was at the intersection of James River and Kanawha Turnpike East (County Route 60/33) and Tyree Street, on the right when traveling east on James River and Kanawha Turnpike East. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Ansted WV 25812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Tyree Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Did You Know? (approx. ¼ mile away); History Around the Cupola (approx. ¼ mile away); William Nelson Page (approx. ¼ mile away); Hawks Nest Strike (approx. ¼ mile away); Westlake Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson's Mother (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ansted.
 
"Halfway House" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe
2. "Halfway House"
"Halfway House" Marker Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 14, 2021
3. "Halfway House" Marker Post
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2013. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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