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Near New Cumberland in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brickyard Bend

 
 
Brickyard Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Brickyard Bend Marker
Inscription. Named by boat captains for many brick works shipping from area. John Gamble first mined clay in 1830; James Porter had first brick works in 1832; five works in 1844 produced 1.5 million bricks. Later, over 20 plants, using local clay, gas and coal, including Captain John Porter's, Clifton, Mack, and Crescent, employed hundreds of workers and produced millions of bricks yearly. First shipped on the Ohio River; after 1886 also by Pennsylvania Railroad.
 
Erected 2002 by New Cumberland Woman's Club and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 28.726′ N, 80° 35.599′ W. Marker is near New Cumberland, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Avenue (West Virginia Route 2) and Ballantyne Road, on the right when traveling north on Ridge Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Cumberland WV 26047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers and Sailors Monument / Guiseppe Moretti (approx. one mile away in Ohio); New Cumberland (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gravel Hill Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Contested County Seat
Brickyard Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Brickyard Bend Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Captain John Porter / Chelsea China Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Brickyard Bend (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named New Cumberland (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Cumberland.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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