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Sistersville in Tyler County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Sistersville

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
1. Sistersville Marker
Inscription.  Charles Wells settled here in 1776 and the first county court was held at his home. The town was named in 1815 for the Wells sisters and was incorporated in 1839. A ferry across the Ohio was established here in 1818.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 39° 33.881′ N, 80° 59.684′ W. Marker is in Sistersville, West Virginia, in Tyler County. Marker is at the intersection of Wells Street (West Virginia Route 2) and Elizabeth Street, on the left when traveling west on Wells Street. Located at the US Post Office in Sistersville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sistersville WV 26175, 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. "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Sister (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry (approx. half a mile away
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
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in Ohio); Wells Family Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Matamoras World War I Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away in Ohio); James Riggs Family (approx. 5 miles away in Ohio); Van Camp (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sistersville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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