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Near Sistersville in Tyler County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Van Camp

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 19, 2017
1. Van Camp Marker
Inscription. Village settled early 1800s, named for pioneer Steven(1793-1873) and family in 1840s. John and Margaret Van Camp gave land for Methodist E. Church, 1879; services held into 1940s; cemetery dates to 1851; site for school, ca. 1870-1920, given by family; post office & general store served the community. Clarksburg Northern Railroad provided access to village until early 20th century.
 
Erected 2001 by West Virginia Division of Archives & History.
 
Location. 39° 35.442′ N, 80° 53.363′ W. Marker is near Sistersville, West Virginia, in Tyler County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 180 0.3 miles south of Old Alt 18, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sistersville WV 26175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 2 miles away in Ohio); Adena Burial Mound (approx. 3.6 miles away); Levi Morgan (approx. 3.7 miles away); New Martinsville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sistersville (approx. 5.9 miles away); "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well
Van Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 19, 2017
2. Van Camp Marker
(approx. 6.1 miles away); Little Sister (approx. 6.1 miles away); George Washington (approx. 6.3 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sistersville.
 
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Van Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 19, 2017
3. Van Camp Marker
 
 
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 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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