Elkins in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Kump House / Herman Guy Kump
Home of Gov. Herman Guy Kump. Built 1924-25, on site of Civil War-era Goddin Tavern. Designed by Clarence Harding of Washington, DC. Eleanor Roosevelt and other notables were guests during 1930s and '40s. Named to National Register in 1983.
Born in Hampshire Co., 1877; died 1962, in Elkins. As 19th Governor of WV, he led state out of Depression. State Road, Parks & Forest, County Unit School systems, and Dept. of Public Assistance all date from his administration, 1933-37.
Erected 1991 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 38° 55.061′ N, 79° 50.575′ W. Marker is in Elkins, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of South Randolph Street (U.S. 33) and 11th Street (U.S. 48), on the right when traveling north on South Randolph Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkins WV 26241, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elkins (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randolph County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Lest We Forget That Peace Has a Price” War in West Virginia (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry Gassaway Davis (approx. ¾ mile away); Stephen Benton Elkins / Halliehurst (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lemuel Chenoweth (approx. 5.3 miles away); Beverly Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkins.
Also see . . . Herman Kump. Short biography. (Submitted on October 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Government •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 849 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.