Glenville in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Samuel Lewis Hays
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 38° 56.5′ N, 80° 49.15′ W. Marker is in Glenville, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Lewis Street (U.S. 33) and Factory Road (West Virginia Route 5), on the right when traveling east on North Lewis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 902 North Lewis Street, Glenville WV 26351, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Moore (approx. 0.9 miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenville State College Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stagecoach Stop (approx. 6˝ miles away); Braxton County/Gilmore County (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenville.
Regarding Samuel Lewis Hays. Hays was born in 1794 in Harrison County—then Virginia, now West Virginia—near Clarksburg. He married Roanna Arnold in 1817 and moved to Lewis County (later Gilmer County) to pursue agriculture in 1833. Route 33 through this county is the former Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike.
The home mentioned on the marker is no longer standing. It was located near the marker, on the site now occupied by the Rite Aid Pharmacy.
1. Samuel Lewis Hays House (old brick)
“The house no longer stands. It was located where a Rite Aid Pharmacy now stands, just outside Glenville.”
~Barbara 4th Great Grand Daughter.
— Submitted March 23, 2009, by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,936 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on April 2, 2009, by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 2, 2009, by James C Henderson of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.