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Belle in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Samuel Shrewsbury House

 
 
Samuel Shrewsbury House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
1. Samuel Shrewsbury House Marker
Inscription.  
House built circa 1810 by Samuel Shrewsbury (1763-1855) on a 704 acre tract of land received from Colonel John Dickinson. Sandstone and hewn hardwood logs used in construction were obtained locally from the land. Shrewsbury, a revolutionary soldier, and his family, moved here in 1798 from Bedford County, Virginia. He and his brother John became active with Dickinson in the salt industry.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 38° 14.261′ N, 81° 32.631′ W. Marker is in Belle, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on West Dupont Avenue (County Road 60/12) half a mile east of Simmons Creek Road (County Road 60/15), on the right when traveling east. The marker is located at the Samuel Shrewsbury Old Stone House and Belle Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 Stubb Drive, Belle WV 25015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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Photographed By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
2. Wide view of the Samuel Shrewsbury House Marker
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Methodist Episcopal Church South Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Belle Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marmet Veteran's Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Captain Larry F. Lucas (approx. 1.1 miles away); Corporal Victor Theodore Lake Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Piatt (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belle.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Shrewsbury Sr., House - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History website entry (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Samuel Shrewsbury House (c. 1810) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
3. Samuel Shrewsbury House (c. 1810)
Also called the Old Stone House it is significant example of trans-Allegheny pioneer architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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May. 27, 2022