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Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Virginia State Road

1787-1939

 
 
The Virginia Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
1. The Virginia Road Marker
Inscription.  Authorized by an act of 1786 was extended in December 1787 from Richmond Va. past this point to the mouth of the Big Sandy River entering the city over Norway Avenue. By 1832 this road became the James River and Kanawha Turnpike opening west to Lexington Kentucky. Here traveled Indians, Pioneers, Wagoners, Soldiers and Statesmen, Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay.
 
Erected 1939 by Buford Chapter D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1787.
 
Location. 38° 25.152′ N, 82° 26.736′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 8th Street on 5th Avenue. The marker is on the grounds of the Cabell County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabell County Cavalcade
The Virginia State Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. The Virginia State Road Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James River Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huntington Mine Rescue Car (approx. ¼ mile away); B&O Railroad Depot / Heritage Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Diamond Teeth” Mary McClain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Cabell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
3. Cabell County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022