Glen Dale in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
The Cockayne Farm / Samuel A.J. Cockayne
The Cockayne Farm
The Cockayne farmhouse was built by Bennett Cockayne around 1850. His son Samuel A.J. was renowned as a sheep breeder. Dubbed Glendale by Samuel's wife Hannah, the farm was the namesake for Glen Dale when it was incorporated in 1924. In 1965, much of the farm was sold to make way for John Marshall High School. The farmhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Samuel A.J. Cockayne
Born in 1841, Samuel A.J. Cockayne raised purebred, fine-wooled American Merino sheep in Marshall County. He gained prominence in his field when he won the first prize at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia for the quality of wool produced on his farm. In 1879, he helped form the Wool Growers and Sheep Breeders Association in the state, serving as treasurer.
Erected 2015 by Marshall County Historical Society, West Virginia Archives & History.
Location. 39° 56.562′ N, 80° 45.269′ W. Marker is in Glen Dale, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1105 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale WV 26038, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Harriet B. Jones (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lindy’s Landing (approx. 1.3 miles away); Recipients of the Purple Heart (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Brick School House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (approx. 1.7 miles away); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod (approx. 1.7 miles away); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (approx. 1.7 miles away); Benjamin C. Criswell (approx. 1.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Cockayne Farmstead. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.