Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Home of George W. Imboden
George Imboden married Angia M. Dickinson after his wife Mary died, and they added one room to the house and extended the front porch, Angia Imboden named the place Contentment.
During the Civil War, an elderly couple named Woolwine occupied the house, which was constructed about 1830 and had six rooms. An attached kitchen burned and was not rebuilt.
The Imboden brothers promoted the industrial development of both Virginias. George Imboden served as director of the Gauley Mountain Coal Company, while John Imboden traveled to England to secure investments in area coal mining. Between 1870 and his death in 1922, George Imboden served in the West Virginia House of Delegates (1876), as president of the Fayette County Commission (1881-1885), as first mayor of Ansted (1891-1892)—
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 7.884′ N, 81° 6.476′ W. Marker is in Ansted, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 60) and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ansted WV 25812, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named "Contentment" (a few steps from this marker); New Haven Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson's Mother (approx. 0.6 miles away); Westlake Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tyree Tavern (approx. ¾ mile away); "Halfway House" (approx. ¾ mile away); Salt Sand (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hawk’s Nest (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ansted.
More about this marker. On the left is a photograph of "George W. Imboden" Courtesy
On the right is a photograph of "Gen. John D. Imboden" Courtesy Library of Congress
Also see . . . Contentment (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,359 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 5. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.