Near Petroleum in Ritchie County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Ritchie County / Wirt County
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 7.857′ N, 81° 17.964′ W. Marker is near Petroleum, West Virginia, in Ritchie County. Marker is on Staunton Turnpike (West Virginia Route 47) one mile west of Cairo-Cisco Road (County Road 15), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out on the south side of the highway, just east of the Ritchie County / Wirt County line, in Ritchie County. Marker is in this post office area: Petroleum WV 26161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the Camp Kootaga (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cairo & Kanawha (approx. 6.6 miles away); Elizabeth (approx. 6.9 miles away); Ruble Church (approx. 9 miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 9.7 miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 9.7 miles away); First County Court (approx. 13.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Ritchie County, West Virginia. In 1911, historian Minnie Kendall Lowther published "The History of Ritchie County." Her book is still regarded as one of the most comprehensive histories of any county in West Virginia. (Submitted on February 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Wirt County, West Virginia. Burning Springs was the site of an oil rush in the 1860s. In 1863 the town was burned, along with 100,000 gallons of oil, by Confederate cavalrymen. (Submitted on February 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.