Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate and Union Headquarters
William Tyree, the owner of the tavern, was captain of Co. C, 22nd Regiment Virginia Infantry (CS), also known as the 1st Kanawha Regiment. Two of his sons, Andrew and Joseph Tyree, served in his company. The regiment was organized in July 1861 and saw action at Carnifex Ferry and Droop Mountain. It took part in many of the battles in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia before disbanding in the spring of 1865.
(Top Sidebar): Thomas J. Jackson, later nicknamed Stonewall, stayed here in August 1855,
(Lower Sidebar): This building may be the oldest structure standing in Fayette County. Charles Skaggs received a patent for 400 acres here in 1792, and his sons Joseph Skaggs may have built the earliest portion then. George Hunter bought the property later then sold it to William Tyree in 1834. Located midway between Charleston and Lewisburg on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike, the tavern was sometimes called the Halfway House. As recently as 1927, the wife of Tyree's son Joseph operated the tavern. It is a private residence today.
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 8.082′ N, 81° 5.676′ W. Marker is in Ansted, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of James River and Kanawha Turnpike (County Route 60/33) and Tyree Street, on the right when traveling east on James River and Kanawha Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ansted WV 25812, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers "Halfway House" (a few steps from this marker); Westlake Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson's Mother (approx. ¼ mile away); New Haven Veterans' Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Contentment (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named "Contentment" (approx. ¾ mile away); Salt Sand (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hawk’s Nest (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ansted.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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