Pennsboro in Ritchie County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected 1963 by the West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 17.033′ N, 80° 58.2′ W. Marker is in Pennsboro, West Virginia, in Ritchie County. Marker is on West Myles Avenue / Old U.S. 50 (Local Route 50/39) west of Main street (West Virginia Route 74), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsboro WV 26415, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsboro B&O Depot (about 500 feet away); The Stone House (about 600 feet away); Tollgate (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Harrisville (approx. Ephraim Bee (approx. 7.6 miles away); West Union (approx. 10.7 miles away); Beehive Inn (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsboro.
Also see . . . Pennsboro History. “The B & O Railroad was built through Pennsboro with the railroad becoming a contested possession during the Civil War. The town’s citizens, like the rest of the country, was divided with some supporting the North and others the South. After the Civil War, M. P. Kimball came to Pennsboro where he build a few house, started a stave mill and a narrow gauge railroad to haul timber from Bunnell's Run. The area grew with the timber industry and related industries, tobacco farming and agriculture. From the early 19th century through the mid-1900's, Pennsboro continued to grow with the glass industry and other factories. A thriving local business grew in the downtown area.
“After the opening of the new 4-lane U S Route 50 (Corridor D) in the late 1960’s by-passed Pennsboro, local business began to wither, In the early 1980's train service was discontinued and the tracks were removed in 1988.” (Submitted on May 8, 2011.)
1. Murals on the Pennsboro fire dept.
I’m the person who did the murals on the Pennsboro fire Dept. The paintings are of the Old Pennsboro. I also have murals at the grade school in Pennsboro. I have murals in Harrisville on the Colonial Gallery. I have also done a sketch for the civil war trail located in Harrisville. I would be excited to do more murals if asked.
— Submitted August 26, 2011, by Debra Lynch Taylor of Pennsboro, west Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.