Helvetia in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number RH 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 38° 42.376′ N, 80° 12.049′ W. Marker is in Helvetia, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Czar Road (Helvetia-Adolph Road) (County Route 46) and Helvetia-Pickens Road (County Route 45), on the left when traveling west on Czar Road (Helvetia-Adolph Road). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helvetia WV 26224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this markerHelvetia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Elkwater (approx. 10.8 miles away); Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington (approx. 10.8 miles away); Webster County / Randolph County (approx. 11.2 miles away); Upshur Militia (approx. 11.9 miles away); Kesler's Raid (approx. 11.9 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 12.7 miles away); The Conley Graves (approx. 12.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is a sheet-metal copy of the nearby cast-metal historical marker.
Regarding Helvetia. The Helvetia Village Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Also see . . . Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia (Video).
“[The book] Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia by David H. Sutton explores the unique founding and development of a community nestled within the wilderness of Appalachia. Established in 1869, this tiny Swiss settlement embodies the American immigrant experience, reflecting the steadfast desire of settlers to preserve cultural traditions and values while adapting to new and extraordinary surroundings.” (Submitted on April 8, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.