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St. Albans in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Albans Archeological Site

 
 
St. Albans Archeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
1. St. Albans Archeological Site Marker
Inscription. Discovered in 1963 by Sam Kessell. Recognized as one of the oldest and deepest stratified sites of the Early Archaic period (8,000-10,000 BC). Artifacts recovered document early inhabitants who camped here along Kanawha River, were small hunter-gather groups with ancestral links to modern Native Americans. Site listed on National Register in 1974.
 
Erected 2004 by Ordinance Park Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc. and West Virginia Division of Archives & History.
 
Location. 38° 23.161′ N, 81° 48.563′ W. Marker is in St. Albans, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of MacCorkle Avenue (U.S. 60) and Hudson Street, on the right when traveling west on MacCorkle Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Albans WV 25177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. half a mile away); Bangor Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Washington (approx. one mile away); St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); West Virginia State University
MacCorkle Ave US Rt 60 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
2. MacCorkle Ave US Rt 60 (facing east)
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Tackett (approx. 2.7 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Albans.
 
Also see . . .  St. Albans Site (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
St. Albans Archeological Site image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
3. St. Albans Archeological Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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