Ripley in Jackson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Brother Harry Ripley
Location. 38° 49.188′ N, 81° 42.729′ W. Marker is in Ripley, West Virginia, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street North and North Street West, on the left when traveling north on Court Street North. Touch for map. It is at the courthouse, to the right of the front entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Ripley WV 25271, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pfost-Greene Murders / Last Public Execution (within shouting distance of this marker); Partisan Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Ripley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ripley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Ripley (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Staats Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Casto Hole (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cottageville (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
Also see . . . Jackson County History. “Captain William Parsons was one of the county's most prominent citizens. He arrived in the Ripley area shortly before 1800. Jacob Starcher laid out the town in 1830, and named it in honor of Harry Ripley, a young minister who was to be married, but drowned in Big Mill Creek, about one and a half miles north of the town, shortly before the ceremony took place.” (Submitted on August 31, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.