Farmington in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Waitman T. Willey
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 30.733′ N, 80° 14.917′ W. Marker is in Farmington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 218) just north of U.S. 250, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington WV 26571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmington Disaster (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); Coon’s Fort (approx. 3.9 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mannington / Flaggy Meadow (approx. 4.6 miles away); First Father’s Day Service The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 5.8 miles away); David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
Also see . . . Funeral of Waitman T. Willey. 1900 article from the Morgantown Daily New Dominion. “Sixty-seven years ago he began the practice of law at the bar in this county and in after years his legal attainments brought to him a lucrative practice. Early in his legal life he began to excel in literature. He delivered many temperance lectures winning oratorical fame and coming into prominence by his orations before associations of learned men. He began to gather a large library and grew prominent in the early history of our state, and was elected a delegate to the state convention assembled to take action in regard to the secession of Virginia. ” (Submitted on July 26, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.