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George W. Summers

 
 
George W. Summers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. George W. Summers Marker
Inscription.  Born in Fairfax County in 1804. he came to Kanawha Valley as a child. Secured reforms benefiting western Virginia at 1850-51 Constitutional Convention. Served at 1861 Peace Conference that tried to avoid war and voted against secession at the Richmond Convention. Retiring to private life, he died September 19. 1868, at Glenwood. Summers County was named in his honor in 1871.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 21.655′ N, 81° 39.409′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard West west of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 812 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston WV 25314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baptism By Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Charleston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Scammon (approx. one mile away); War At The Front Door (approx. one mile away); Military Occupation
George W. Summers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. George W. Summers Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Presidential Presence (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charleston (approx. 1.2 miles away); Temple Israel - 1873 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
George W. Summers Marker Overlooking the Kanawha River image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
3. George W. Summers Marker Overlooking the Kanawha River
George W. Summers, US Representative from Virginia image. Click for full size.
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4. George W. Summers, US Representative from Virginia
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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