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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wheeling Post No. 1

Oldest Post of the American Legion

 
 
Wheeling Post No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
1. Wheeling Post No. 1 Marker
Inscription. At a meeting called in this building by Joselph H. Reass on March 1, 1919, was effected the first permanent organization of veterans of the World War which later became Wheeling Post No. 1 of the American Legion. At that meeting the following officers were elected:
P.J. McGinley George S. Houston
Joseph H. Reass Thomas McK. Cummins
Edmund Lee Jones

Erected by Wheeling Post No. 1 at Department Convention, September, 1940, T.Y. Beckett, Past Commander, Chairman.
 
Erected 1940 by Wheeling Post No. 1, The American Legion.
 
Location. 40° 4.051′ N, 80° 43.352′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (West Virginia Route 2) and 12th Street, on the right when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of the Laconia Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1144 Market Street, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Hall (here, next to this marker); Board of Trade and Court Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheeling Wharf (about 600 feet away); Wheeling -- "a pretty considerable Village"
Wheeling Post No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
2. Wheeling Post No. 1 Marker
(about 600 feet away); The Siege of Fort Henry (about 600 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania Depot (about 700 feet away); In Memoriam (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Wheeling Post No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
3. Wheeling Post No. 1 Marker
The Laconia Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
4. The Laconia Building
The Laconia Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2013
5. The Laconia Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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