Flemington in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 39° 15.985′ N, 80° 7.915′ W. Marker is in Flemington, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Walnut Avenue (West Virginia Route 76) near Catcher Street and Simpson Road (County Route 3 & 13), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flemington WV 26347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barbour County / Taylor County (approx. 2 miles away); John Simpson (approx. 2.4 miles Webster (approx. 5.1 miles away); Ann Reeves Jarvis (approx. 5.1 miles away); Anna Jarvis' Birthplace (approx. 5.1 miles away); Industrial School for Boys (approx. 5˝ miles away); First Taylor County Jail (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Regarding Flemington. “Col. Johnson C. Fleming experimented with gliding in the 1860s by hitching a horse to bat-like wings of silk and cane that were strapped to his body. The horse pulled him into the air from the hilltop opposite Flemington College in Taylor County.” — From Jeff Miller’s The Famous West Virginians Page
Additional keywords. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.