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

First County Court

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. First County Court Marker
Inscription.  Site of first Calhoun Co. Court which met at home of Joseph Burson, April 14, 1856. Justices were Wm. Brannon, Dan. Duskey, H.R. Ferrell, Geo. Lynch, Joshua Knight, Absalom Knotts and Hiram Ferrell.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 2005.
 
Location. 38° 57.314′ N, 81° 10.816′ W. Marker is in Big Bend, West Virginia, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Little Kanawha Parkway (West Virginia Route 5) 1.3 miles west of the Big Bend Post Office, on the right when traveling east. It is just west of the Full Gospel Lighthouse church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Bend WV 26136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calhoun County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Grantsville (approx. 5.1 miles away); Population Center (approx. 7˝ miles away); Destruction of Oil Works
First County Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. First County Court Marker
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(approx. 7.9 miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 7.9 miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 7.9 miles away); Cairo & Kanawha (approx. 8˝ miles away); Ruble Church (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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