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Femington in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flemington

 
 
Flemington Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. Flemington Marker
Inscription. Named for early settlers. Here Colonel Johnson C. Fleming about 1867 made demonstration of the “glider.” Near here lived Thomas Allen, the messgenger of Wellington at Waterloo. He died here at the age of 107 (4 miles south).
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 15.985′ N, 80° 7.915′ W. Marker is in Femington, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Walnut Avenue (West Virginia Route 76) near Catcher Street and Simpson Road (County Route 3 & 13), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flemington WV 26347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barbour County / Taylor County (approx. 2 miles away); John Simpson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Webster (approx. 5.1 miles away); Anna Jarvis’ Birthplace (approx. 5.1 miles away); Industrial School for Boys (approx. 5.5 miles away); First Taylor County Jail (approx. 5.5 miles away); Pruntytown (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Flemington. “Col. Johnson C. Fleming experimented with gliding in the 1860s by hitching a horse
Flemington Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Flemington Marker
A small brass plaque on the B&O Railroad overpass reads “Built by Ralph W. Fimple, Fairmont W.Va. 1940.”
to bat-like wings of silk and cane that were strapped to his body. The horse pulled him into the air from the hilltop opposite Flemington College in Taylor County.” — From Jeff Miller’s The Famous West Virginians Page
 
Additional keywords. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington
 
Categories. Air & SpacePolitical Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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