Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight
Fred Martin Torrey 1884-1967
Born in Fairmont, West Virginia
June 20, 1974
Arch A. Moore, Jr. Governor
Abraham Lincoln created the state of West Virginia by proclamation and signature.
West Virginia joined the Union June 20, 1863
Funds for statue contributed by school children of West Virginia and other interested citizens.
Location. 38° 20.136′ N, 81° 36.759′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard 0.1 miles west of California Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the state capital. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker Taliaferro Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Deal In Your Community Thomas J. Jackson (about 400 feet away); Executive Mansion (about 700 feet away); West Virginia Home Guards (about 800 feet away); "The West Virginia Coal Miner" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Categories. • Government • Politics • War, US Civil •
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