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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hinton, West Virginia
Location of Hinton, West Virginia
► Summers County (37) ► Fayette County (92) ► Greenbrier County (68) ► Mercer County (28) ► Monroe County (38) ► Raleigh County (35) ► Giles County, Virginia (19)
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|South on New River at Crump's Bottom, Fort Culbertson was built, 1774, at outbreak of Dunmore's War by Capt. James Robertson on order of William Preston, Lieutenant-Colonel of Fincastle County. This fort was garrisoned by troops. — — Map (db m76682) HM|
|Named for its founder. Indian raids broke up early settlements in southern part of this county. First permanent settlements were those of James Graham at Lowell and of Robert Lilly on Little Bluestone from 1770 to 1772. — — Map (db m76684) HM|
|The historic village of Lilly was located at the
conference of the Little Bluestone and Bluestone
Rivers three miles northwest of this point. It
was settled by Robert and Fanny Lilly who
migrated here in the late 1700's from the Dublin-Pulaski . . . — — Map (db m165186) HM|
|The Lilly Truss Bridge was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the creation of the Bluestone Dam and Bluestone Lake. It was built to provide a transportation link across the lake. The . . . — — Map (db m132561) HM|
|During the Civil War, Pack's Ferry
was a strategic river crossing for
Federal troops in the area. On the
morning of August 6, 1862, 900 men
and 2 artillery guns of Confederate
Col. G. C. Wharton's command fired
on 23rd Ohio soldiers . . . — — Map (db m132560) HM|
|Across Greenbrier River, on October 23, 1890, engineer George Washington Alley (b. July 10, 1860) was scalded to death. Engine No. 134, pulling Fast Flying Virginian from Cincinnati to Washington, hit a boulder on tracks. Lewis Withrow & Robert . . . — — Map (db m76653) HM|