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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Peter G. Van Winkle

 
 
Peter G. Van Winkle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Peter G. Van Winkle Marker
Inscription. Born in New York, 1808, he moved to Wood County in 1835 and practiced law. Was officer of Northwestern Virginia Railroad and delegate to Virginia constitutional convention, 1850-51. Delegate to Wheeling and constitutional conventions during war, he was elected one of the new state’s first U.S. senators, 1863. He opposed impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868. Died in 1872.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 16.365′ N, 81° 33.34′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Ann Street and 12th Street, on the left when traveling north on Ann Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1209 Ann St, Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julia-Ann Square Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sumner School / Robert W. Simmons (approx. ¼ mile away); Parkersburg (approx. half a mile away); Jacob Beeson Blair (approx. 0.6 miles away); Creating West Virginia (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.H. Smith Hardward Co
Peter G. Van Winkle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Peter G. Van Winkle Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Wood County Court House (approx. 0.7 miles away); West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Regarding Peter G. Van Winkle. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad purchased the Northwestern Virginia Railroad in 1864.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Peter G. Van Winkle. “During President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, Van Winkle broke party ranks, along with nine other Republican senators and voted for acquittal. These 10 Republican senators were disturbed by how the proceedings had been manipulated in order to give a one-sided presentation of the evidence.” (Submitted on October 3, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. North Western Virginia Railroad
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
“The Castle” — the Van Winkle-Wix House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
3. “The Castle” — the Van Winkle-Wix House
This is a private residence.
Sketch of Peter G. Van Winkle image. Click for full size.
Sketch by Joseph H. Diss Debar, via Wikipedia Commons, 1872
4. Sketch of Peter G. Van Winkle
The caption read: “Hon. Peter G. Van Winkle, a lawyer, now literary student; member of the Constitutional Convention of West Virginia; of the first House of Delegates, and one of the first two U. S. senators for the new state. The sketch was made during the Senator's last illness which carried him off in April 1872. His companion is Prof. John C. Nash, a well known educator who occasionally called there for a literary chat. Mr. Van Winkle was a native of Paterson, New Jersey, and a cousin of Parke Godwin on his mother's side. The lady in the picture on the wall is his wife, Juliette, nee Rathbone, who had died early in the forties.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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