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Near Rupert in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rupert

 
 
Rupert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
1. Rupert Marker
Inscription. A post office was established here in 1889 and the village was incorporated in 1945. Named for Dr. Cyrus A. Rupert (1812-1891), a prominent local physician. The first settler here was William McClung (1738-1833) who came in 1766. A soldier in the revolution, he donated two acres of land for the area's first church at Otter Creek. He is buried in the church cemetery.
 
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 37° 57.18′ N, 80° 40.133′ W. Marker is near Rupert, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Midland Trail W Road (U.S. 60) east of Fagle Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. entrance to Western Greenbrier Junior High School. Marker is in this post office area: Rupert WV 25984, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenbrier Ghost (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sam Black Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Meadow River Lumber Company/United Methodist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Fort Donnally/Border Heroes (approx. 9 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March
Rupert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
2. Rupert Marker
Photo taken looking east on U.S. Route 60.
(approx. 9 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 11 miles away); Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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