Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Peter G. Van Winkle
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 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
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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.