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St. Albans in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

St. Albans Covered Bridge

 
 
St. Albans Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2015
1. St. Albans Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Located at the site of the crossing of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike and Coal River. Covered Toll Bridge, built 1831 by Phillip Thompson and James Teays, replaced a ferry which operated in the same location. Bridge, one of the longest in western Virginia, had 180 ft. span. General Wise’s retreating Confederate forces burned bridge July 21, 1861, after Battle of Scary Creek.
St. Albans Historical Society: WV Celebration 2000

 
Erected 2003 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 38° 23.186′ N, 81° 50.38′ W. Marker is in St. Albans, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and West Main Street, on the right when traveling south on 6th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Albans WV 25177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
St. Albans Covered Bridge Marker (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2015
2. St. Albans Covered Bridge Marker (facing south)
markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington's Land (approx. ¾ mile away); George Washington (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Tackett (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birkett Davenport Fry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bangor Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Scary (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Albans.
 
St. Albans Covered Bridge Marker (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2015
3. St. Albans Covered Bridge Marker (facing north)
Modern bridge over the Coal River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2015
4. Modern bridge over the Coal River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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Nov. 26, 2020