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Pruntytown in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Barton Payne

 
 
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Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. John Barton Payne Marker
Inscription.  To the north stood the birthplace of John Barton Payne (1855–1935), Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson. From 1921 until his death in 1935, he was chairman of the American Red Cross.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 39° 20.032′ N, 80° 4.567′ W. Marker is in Pruntytown, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on U.S. 50 east of U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pruntytown (within shouting distance of this marker); First Taylor County Jail
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2. John Barton Payne
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Industrial School for Boys (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Valley Falls (approx. 2.4 miles away); Grave of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 2½ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away); Grafton National Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pruntytown.
 
John Barton Payne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
3. John Barton Payne Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on January 27, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 26, 2022