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

Wirt County West Virginia Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
Jones-Imboden Raid
West Virginia (Wirt County), Burning Springs — Burning Springs Oil Field"...drank all the whiskey and burned all the oil" — Jones-Imboden Raid
(side bar) On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they . . . — Map (db m73467) HM
West Virginia (Wirt County), Burning Springs — Rathbone Well
The first well in West Virginia drilled solely for petroleum was located near the mouth of Burning Springs Run. The well was drilled with a “spring pole” by the Rathbones and others from Parkersburg, begun in 1859 completed May 1860. . . . — Map (db m73463) HM WM
West Virginia (Wirt County), Elizabeth — Elizabeth
Settled by William Beauchamp, 1796. Named for wife of David Beauchamp. Near here in 1752. Christopher Gist placed a marker for the Ohio Company whose plan to colonize the western lands was halted by the French and Indian War. — Map (db m73494) HM
West Virginia (Wirt County), Elizabeth — WI 1 — Ruble Church
One of the oldest "still attended" churches in the state, it was built in 1835 of hand-hewed logs. Much effort has been expended on the preservation of church's original appearance. It is heated by a pot-bellied stove and lighted by kerosene lights. . . . — Map (db m73491) HM

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