Albright in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Albright / Albright Family
Albright Family. Members of the Albright family played an important role in the development of Albright. They established a bank, oil company and store. By 1913, 358 people lived in the community. In 1914 Staley Albright and other local leaders incorporated Albright. Descendants of original settler, David Albright, resided in town until the 1980s.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 39° 29.676′ N, 79° 38.645′ W. Marker is in Albright, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is at the intersection of North Preston Highway (Route 26) and St. Joe Road (Local Route 7/12), on the right when traveling north on North Preston Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albright WV 26519, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Dunkard Bottom (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Iron Furnace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Imagining an Iron Furnace in Operation (approx. 2½ miles away); “The Pines” (approx. 2.7 miles away); Price's Tavern (approx. 2.8 miles away); Preston County Courthouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kingwood (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dr. Loomis' Grave (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albright.
1. The Morgantown and Kingswood Railroad
By 1925 the M&K was operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as their branch line to Morgantown. A 1925 B&O timetable showed three passenger trains operating in each direction through Albright. The 9:37 AM, and the 4:55 and 6:32 PM trains arrived in Morgantown at 11:20, 6:35 and 8:07. Trains in the other direction at 7:49 AM, and at 2:28 and 4:55 PM took 39 minutes to get to Rowlesburg where connections were available on the B&O to the rest of the country.
— Submitted July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Additional keywords. Morgantown and Kingswood Railroad
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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