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

John Barton Payne

 
 
John Barton Payne Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. John Barton Payne Marker
Inscription. To the north stood the birthplace of John Barton Payne (1855–1935), Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson. From 1921 until his death in 1935, he was chairman of the American Red Cross.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 20.032′ N, 80° 4.567′ W. Marker is in Pruntytown, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on U.S. 50 east of U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pruntytown (within shouting distance of this marker); First Taylor County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrial School for Boys (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Valley Falls (approx.
John Barton Payne Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. John Barton Payne Marker
2.4 miles away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grafton (approx. 2.9 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pruntytown.
 
Also see . . .  Red Cross Biography. “In 1923, Payne chaired the First Pan-American Conference of the Red Cross in Buenos Aires, the second in Washington three years later. He also chaired a conference on the Far East and two international conferences of the International Red Cross.” (Submitted on June 29, 2014.) 
 
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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 Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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