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Arnoldsburg in Calhoun County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gilmer County / Calhoun County

 
 
Gilmer County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Gilmer County side of the marker
Inscription.  
Gilmer County
Formed, 1845, from Kanawha and Lewis. Named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy in President Tyler's Cabinet, who was killed by the explosion of a gun on board the United States battleship, Princeton, February 28, 1844.

Calhoun County
Formed in 1856 from Gilmer. Named for John C. Calhoun, eminent statesman from South Carolina. Is an important oil and gas-producing county. It is largely devoted to farming and has been prominent in livestock raising.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #10 John Tyler, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 38° 50.148′ N, 81° 0.564′ W. Marker is in Arnoldsburg, West Virginia, in Calhoun County. Marker is on U.S. 119. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arnoldsburg WV 25234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured
Calhoun County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Calhoun County side of the marker
as the crow flies. Perry Hays & George Silcott / Louisa Hays & Amie Silcott (approx. 7.7 miles away); Arnoldsburg Skirmish (approx. 7.7 miles away); Engagement at Arnoldsburg (approx. 7.7 miles away); Moccasin Rangers (approx. 7.7 miles away); Grave of Mike Fink (approx. 9.9 miles away); Glenville State College (approx. 11.7 miles away); Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 11.7 miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arnoldsburg.
 
Gilmer County / Calhoun County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
3. Gilmer County / Calhoun County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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