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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Doddridge County West Virginia Historical Markers

Center Point Covered Bridge Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel
Center Point Covered Bridge Marker
West Virginia (Doddridge County), Center Point — Center Point Covered Bridge
This privately owned covered bridge was completed in 1890 as ordered by the county court. Stone masons T. C. Ancell and E. Underwood prepared all abutments at a cost of $976.54, and carpenters John Ash and S. H. Smith built frame superstructure for . . . — Map (db m142404) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), Central Station — Central Station Bridge
In 1915, a two-span reinforced concrete arch bridge was built over Arnold Creek near Central Station by the Clarksburg-based Concrete Steel Bridge Company. Constructed during the Good Roads Movement and the state's first major effort to address poor . . . — Map (db m142409) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), Leopold — J.H. Diss Debar
Here lived Joseph H. Diss Debar, artist, designer of the State seal and coat of arms. He lived here many years and helped establish Saint Clara Colony nearby, about 1845. Author of first "Handbook of West Virginia". — Map (db m142421) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), New Milton — Matthew M. Neely
21st governor of W. Va. (1941-1945), born at Grove, 1874, spent boyhood here in former town of Market. He served in Spanish American War and graduated from W. Va. Univ. before opening law practice in Fairmont. His public career included terms as . . . — Map (db m142423) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Beehive Inn1828 until flood in late 1800's — Possibly an Underground Railroad Site —
Ephraim Bee and his wife Catherine's inn served stages from the Northwest Turnpike. J.H. Diss Debar, W.V. State Seal designer said seeing all the children playing about, he had never dined in a Bee Hive before. Thereafter it was the Bee Hive Inn. . . . — Map (db m31748) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Chapman J. Stuart
Born January 8, 1820, Stuart was prosecuting attorney of Doddridge County, 1852-1861. After voting against secession at the Richmond Convention, he was elected senator of the Restored Government of VA. He also served as a delegate to the . . . — Map (db m142415) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Ephraim Bee1802 - 1888
Blacksmith, innkeeper, an operator of the "Underground Railroad". A Captain of the Doddridge County Militia, a member of the first West Virginia State Legislature in 1863, serving 3 terms. The Founder and Grand Royal Gyascutis of the Most . . . — Map (db m31822) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Skirmish at West Union / West Union
Side A Early on May 5, 1863, six companies of the 2nd WV Infantry under Col. George Latham arrived in West Union to protect area railroad bridges during the Jones-Imboden raid. Two regiments of Confederate cavalry advanced to the town, . . . — Map (db m142412) HM
West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — West Union
West Union, incorporated in 1881, was formerly called Lewisport in honor of Lewis Maxwell. It is the county seat of Doddridge, named for Philip Doddridge. In it lived J. H. Diss Debar and Sen. and Gov. M. M. Neely. — Map (db m42429) HM

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May. 28, 2020