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Wetzel County West Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, May 15, 2007
Main Street Bridge
West Virginia (Wetzel County), Hundred — Hundred
Henry Church, who died in 1860 at the age of 109, was familiarly known as “Old Hundred” and the town was named for him. He was a soldier in the British Army under Conrwallis and was captured by American troops under Gen. Lafayette. — Map (db m1041) HM
West Virginia (Wetzel County), Hundred — The B&O Connection
The East Wetzel Trail is built on the bed of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The line connecting Cumberland, MD to Wheeling, VA (later WV) was completed on Christmas Eve 1852. This route, over the Alleghenies, was the most challenging mountain . . . — Map (db m73797) HM
West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Adena Burial Mound
Adena burial mound, of Woodland Period, 1000BC~AD700, flooded ca. 1890 by new Ohio River dams. Ohio Valley was a center of the Adena culture (Mound Builders). Thousands of burial mounds along river seemed like natural terrain to early settlers. . . . — Map (db m64099) HM
West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s
Side A Cedar Curve Cemetery Not far from this place on the inside of a bend called Wells Bottom sat the Cedar Curve Cemetery. The Cedar Curve Cemetery was in use from 1802-1847 on land first settled by James McMechen in 1776. It . . . — Map (db m102050) HM
West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Levi Morgan
1736–1826. Pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of West Virginia, this monument is erected in appreciation of the services rendered and in memory of Levi Morgan, a soldier and scout of the early border warfare. — Map (db m1021) HM
West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Marshall County / Wetzel County
Side A Marshall County Formed, 1835, from Ohio and named for Chief Justice John Marshall. In Marshall County is Grave Creek Mound, first among remains left by the unknown race which lived in the Ohio Valley centuries before the white . . . — Map (db m80249) HM
West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Mason-Dixon Line
Made famous as line between free and slave states before War Between the States. The survey establishing Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary began, 1763; halted by Indian wars, 1767; continued to southwest corner, 1782; marked, 1784. — Map (db m80248) HM
West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — New Martinsville
Settled by Edward Doolin who was killed here by Indians in 1785. Named for Presley Martin. Here stands a monument to Levi Morgan, a scout for the army of General St. Clair. He was a noted Indian fighter who killed 100. — Map (db m80250) HM

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