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Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Virginia State Road

1787-1939

 
 
The Virginia Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
1. The Virginia Road Marker
Inscription. Authorized by an act of 1786 was extended in December 1787 from Richmond Va. past this point to the mouth of the Big Sandy River entering the city over Norway Avenue. By 1832 this road became the James River and Kanawha Turnpike opening west to Lexington Kentucky. Here traveled Indians, Pioneers, Wagoners, Soldiers and Statesmen, Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay.
 
Erected 1939 by Buford Chapter D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 25.152′ N, 82° 26.736′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 8th Street on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Cabell County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington WV 25701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabell County Cavalcade (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James River Company (approx. 0.2 miles
The Virginia State Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. The Virginia State Road Marker
away); Huntington Mine Rescue Car (approx. ¼ mile away); Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blues & Gospel Singer (approx. 0.4 miles away); B&O Railroad Depot / Heritage Village (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
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Cabell County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
3. Cabell County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 351 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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