Near Astor in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Barbour County / Taylor County
Barbour County. Formed from Harrison, Lewis and Randolph Counties in 1843. It is named for Philip Pendleton Barbour, distinguished Virginia jurist. The scene of opening hostilities on land between the armies of the North and the South in 1961.
Taylor County. Formed, 1844, from Marion, Harrison and Barbour Counties. Named for John Taylor of Virginia. This county was the home of Bailey Brown, first Union soldier killed in the Civil War. He was shot, May 22, 1861, at Fetterman, now Grafton.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
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 month for this entry is May 1954.
Location. 39° 14.36′ N, 80° 8.649′ W. Marker is near Astor, West Virginia Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport WV 26330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flemington (approx. 2 miles away); West Virginia College (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Simpson (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ida L. Read (approx. 5.3 miles away); Baptist Meeting House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Bridgeport Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Webster (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.