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Terra Alta in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Loomis’ Grave

 
 
Dr. Loomis' Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
1. Dr. Loomis' Grave Marker
Inscription. In the cemetery is buried Dr. Mahlon Loomis, sender of first aerial signals, 1866-73, forerunner of wireless telegraphy. Signals were sent 14 miles, using kites flown by copper wires. Patented 1872; company chartered by Congress, 1873.
 
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 27.184′ N, 79° 33.21′ W. Marker is in Terra Alta, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 7, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terra Alta WV 26764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terra Alta (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hopemont State Hospital (approx. 2.1 miles away); Washington's Camp (approx. 2.3 miles away); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 5.2 miles away); Forestry Beginning (approx. 5.4 miles away in Maryland); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 5.5 miles away in Maryland); Albright (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mahlon Loomis - First Wireless Telegrapher. Biography hosted by the Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications and Computation. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Looking North. image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
2. Looking North.
 

2. Mahlon Loomis's Journal. American Treasures of the Library of Congress. (Submitted on July 31, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Mahlon Loomis at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Looking East. image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
3. Looking East.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of Dr. Loomis' grave marker. • Can you help?
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