Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Location. 40° 3.349′ N, 80° 40.176′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west. It is in Wheeling Park, near the entrance, at the Madonna of the Trail statue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madonna of the Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Madonna of the Trail (a few steps from this marker); The National Pike (a few steps from this marker); Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of All who Served (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elm Grove Stone Bridge (approx. Forks of Wheeling Creek (approx. one mile away); “Monument Place” (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
More about this marker. There is a paved semi-circular driveway to pull over and park while visiting the Madonna of the Trail statue and markers.
Regarding State’s Birthplace. The capital of West Virginia is now Charleston, 150 miles south.
Also see . . .
1. May 13, 1861: First Wheeling Convention. (Submitted on December 2, 2006.)
2. June 11, 1861: First Session of the Second Wheeling Convention. (Submitted on December 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
3. Declaration of the People of Virginia. (Submitted on December 2, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.