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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Col. Hugh Phelps

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Col. Hugh Phelps Marker
Inscription. Wood County formally organized, August 12, 1799, at the home of Colonel Hugh Phelps, who came here, 1787. Phelps made the first effort to arrest Burr and Blennerhassett. About 1800, he built this house, later the home of Thomas Tavernner.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 15.28′ N, 81° 32.816′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Pike Street and Camden Avenue on Pike Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Block-House (here, next to this marker); Neal's Station (here, next to this marker); Tavenner Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Toll House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Tollgate House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Turnpikes (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sumner School / Robert W. Simmons (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Col. Hugh Phelps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Col. Hugh Phelps Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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