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Kenna in Jackson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kenna

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
1. Kenna Marker
Inscription. Post Office established here July 1, 1880, with Grandville P. Morrison as first postmaster. Named in honor of John Edward Kenna (1848-1893), member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1879-1883), and later elected to the U.S. Senate (1883-93). O.J. Morrison, son of Grandville Morrison, opened first O.J. Morrison store here in 1890. Evolved into a statewide chain of locally managed department stores.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 38° 40.548′ N, 81° 39.498′ W. Marker is in Kenna, West Virginia, in Jackson County. Marker is on Kentuck Road (SR 34). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenna WV 25248, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Staats Mill Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Staats Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Casto Hole (approx. 8.4 miles away); Ripley (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ripley (approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ripley (approx. 10.3 miles away); Partisan Raid (approx. 10.3 miles away); Brother Harry Ripley (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Edward Kenna - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Kenna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
2. Kenna Marker
. (Submitted on May 13, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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