“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Coalton in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)


Jimtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ron Ramsey, November 11, 2012
1. Jimtown Marker
Inscription. Jimtown Formerly known as Fair Hope for one-room school located at the junction of Findley and Yeager Roads circa 1898 to 1953. Later named for James J. "Squire Jim" Phillips (1855-1937), a former Justice of the Peace. During the Civil War, his mother Margaret Scott Phillips served Southern troops as a courier and a guide while living on this farm.
Erected 2012 by Roaring Creek Lions Club, WV Div. of Archives, History.
Location. 38° 54.938′ N, 80° 0.067′ W. Marker is in Coalton, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on WV 151 (old U.S. 33) (West Virginia Route 151), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coalton WV 26257, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phillips Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Crawford Scott (approx. 2.3 miles away); Barbour County / Randolph County (approx. 3.6 miles away); General George B. McClellan (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Garnett (approx. 4 miles away); Fortifications (approx. 4 miles away); Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Garnett (approx. 4 miles away).
Also see . . .  Jimtowm, WV - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Additional comments.
1. Margaret Scott Phillips' younger brother.
Margaret Scott Phillips' brother Crawford Scott served as a guide for Union forces during the Civil War. He was the first native of Randolph County to promote the commercial development of coal lands. See historical marker entitled "Crawford Scott."
    — Submitted November 16, 2012, by Steven B. Corley of Jane Lew, West Virginia.

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