“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Keslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Keslers Cross Lanes

Kesslers Cross Lanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
1. Kesslers Cross Lanes Marker
Inscription. Here at the crossroads was an area of early settlement and growth. In 1854 Fred Kessler & John Vaughan opened store; Vaughan appt. postmaster. Site of first meeting of Nicholas County Court; significant Civil War actions of Cross Lanes and Carnifex Ferry in 1861; first Normal School for teacher training held in Malcolm's Store in 1889, later moved to Old Temperance Hall and then to Summersville.
Erected 2011 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 38° 14.12′ N, 80° 56.115′ W. Marker is in Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 129 and Whitewater Road (County Route 9), on the left when traveling south on State Route 129. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keslers Cross Lanes WV 26675, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cross Lanes Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry Patterson House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Gauley (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carnefix Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); Carnifex Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
Categories. EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 5, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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