Moorefield in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
In 1861, Seymour’s widow lived here with her son-in-law and daughter, George T. and Margaret Ann Williams, and their two children. More than 20 slaves and a paid laborer helped George Williams cultivate 1,500 acres. They grew corn, wheat, rye, apples, peaches, and grapes, and raised horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs.
Although George Williams did not serve in the Confederate armed forces, he was sympathetic to the secessionist cause, as were many of his slaveholding neighbors in this fertile valley. Like them, he suffered losses of crops and livestock to both sides during foraging expeditions.
After the war, Williams assisted in the financing of roads to improve the transportation of crops outside the valley. He also served as one of the first commissioners of the county’s new public school system. Soon after
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 2.298′ N, 78° 57.576′ W. Marker is in Moorefield, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker can be reached from Mill Island Drive one mile south of South Fork Road (County Route 7). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moorefield WV 26836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maslin House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cemetery Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Moorefield Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Moorefield (approx. 1.7 miles away); McMechen House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gen. Joseph Neville / McNeill's Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Moorefield (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moorefield.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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