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Near Birch River in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Young's Monument

 
 
Young's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 23, 2012
1. Young's Monument Marker
Inscription. Off Young's Monument Rd. (.3M) is grave site of Henry & Lucinda Young. A Confed. militiaman or sympathizer, he was killed by Union troops nearby on 8 Sept. 1861. Details of Young's life and death are scant and confused, symbolizing divided loyalties, tragic times and enduring saga of Civil War in WV, when state was pitted against state and brother against brother. New road in 1970 required reburial.
 
Erected 2008 by Nicholas Co. Historic landmark Commission and Historical & Genealogical Society, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 27.796′ N, 80° 46.967′ W. Marker is near Birch River, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on U.S. 19, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in a parking area along the east side of US 19. Marker is in this post office area: Birch River WV 26610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. America's Guard of Honor (approx. 12.6 miles away); Nancy Hart (approx. 13.1 miles away); Nancy Hart's Capture (approx. 13.1 miles away); Summersville (approx.
Young's Monument Marker and pullout image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 23, 2012
2. Young's Monument Marker and pullout
13.1 miles away); The War and Suttonville (approx. 14.5 miles away); The Burning of Suttonville (approx. 14.5 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Scenic View image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 23, 2012
3. Scenic View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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