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

Braxton County/Gilmore County

 
 
Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-Side 1
Inscription.  
Braxton County
Formed in 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas. Named for Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Washington planned to establish important point in project for western communication in this county.

Gilmore County
Formed in 1845 from Kanawha and Lewis. Named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy in Tyler's cabinet, who was killed in an accident on a war vessel. Farming is important, particularly sheep and cattle raising.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 38° 52.602′ N, 80° 42.264′ W. Marker is in Burnsville, West Virginia, in Braxton County. Marker is on Burnsville Road (SR 5). 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Burnsville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Burnsville Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge
Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-Side 2
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(approx. 5.8 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Copley No. 1 Well (approx. 7.1 miles away); Samuel Lewis Hays (approx. 7.6 miles away); Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 8 miles away); The Gilmer Rifles (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnsville.
 
Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
3. Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-Side 1
Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
4. Braxton County-Gilmore County Marker-side 2
Braxton County/Gilmore County Marker - side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
5. Braxton County/Gilmore County Marker - side 2
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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