West Union in Doddridge County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
1828 until ﬂood in late 1800's
—Possibly an Underground Railroad Site —
In 1845 Ephraim founded the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus here. As founder he took the title of Noble Grand Gyascutis. E Clampsus Vitus spread through out the U.S.A. especially the booming California Gold Rush area. It still thrives here and in the western U.S. as an Historical Society with 100,000 plus members.
Dedicated May 8, 2005. C.Y. 6010 The Western Brothers of The Ancient and Honorable Order Of E Clampus Vitus and the W.V. Vipers Credo Quia Absurdum
Erected 2005 by The Western Brothers of The Ancient and Honorable Order Of E Clampus Vitus and the W.V. Vipers.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 17.452′ N, 80° 46.256′ W. Marker is in West Union, West Virginia, in Doddridge County. Marker is on North Bend Rail Trail. Touch for map. Marker is on the Rail Trail just NW of sports field on SR 18 going into West Union. This is a walking trail and permission was obtained by West Virginia Parks and Recreation. Marker is in this post office area: West Union WV 26456, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured West Union (approx. ¼ mile away); Ephraim Bee (approx. 3.8 miles away); Tollgate (approx. 7.9 miles away); Pennsboro B&O Depot (approx. 10.6 miles away); Harrisville (approx. 10.6 miles away); Pennsboro (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Stone House (approx. 10.8 miles away); Middlebourne (approx. 15.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Union.
1. Efraim Bee
Efraim Bee is my Great-great grandfather.
— Submitted October 31, 2012, by Betsy Gibbons of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
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