Near Astor in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Barbour County / Taylor County
Taylor County. Formed, 1844, from Marion, Harrison and Barbour Counties. Named for John Taylor of Virginia. This county was the home of Bailey Brown, first Union soldier killed in the Civil War. He was shot, May 22, 1861, at Fetterman, now Grafton.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 14.36′ N, 80° 8.649′ W. Marker is near Astor, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Galloway Road (West Virginia Route 76) south of Barbour Corners, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport WV 26330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of Flemington (approx. 2 miles away); West Virginia College (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Simpson (approx. 3.7 miles away); Webster (approx. 6˝ miles away); Anna Jarvis’ Birthplace (approx. 6˝ miles away); Benedum Civic Center (approx. 6.6 miles away); John Powers' Fort (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bridgeport (approx. 6.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.