Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Named for its founder. Indian raids broke up early settlements in southern part of this county. First permanent settlements were those of James Graham at Lowell and of Robert Lilly on Little Bluestone from 1770 to 1772.
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 year for this entry is 1770.
Location. 37° 40.346′ N, 80° 53.495′ W. Marker is in Hinton, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is at the intersection of Ballengee Street (West Virginia Route 107) and Park Avenue (West Virginia Route 107), on the left when traveling south on Ballengee Street. The marker sits in front of the Summers County Courthouse. Ballengee Street is one-way, southbound at the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Ballengee Street, Hinton WV 25951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Culbertson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wreck on the C&O (approx. 1.7 miles away); Home of Jack Warhop (approx. 2 miles away); Lilly Lilly Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pack's Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away); Brooks Overlook-Welcome (approx. 4.6 miles away); Giles, Fayette & Kanawha Turnpike (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinton.
Also see . . . Hinton's History. City website entry:
Had it not been for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company, Hinton would have had no reason to exist. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.