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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gilmer County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Gilmer County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Gilmer County, WV (24) Braxton County, WV (15) Calhoun County, WV (12) Doddridge County, WV (13) Lewis County, WV (63) Ritchie County, WV (12)  GilmerCounty(24) Gilmer County (24)  BraxtonCounty(15) Braxton County (15)  CalhounCounty(12) Calhoun County (12)  DoddridgeCounty(13) Doddridge County (13)  LewisCounty(63) Lewis County (63)  RitchieCounty(12) Ritchie County (12)
Glenville is the county seat for Gilmer County
Adjacent to Gilmer County, West Virginia
      Braxton County (15)  
      Calhoun County (12)  
      Doddridge County (13)  
      Lewis County (63)  
      Ritchie County (12)  
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1West Virginia, Gilmer County, De Kalb — Job's Temple
Begun, 1860; finished after the Civil War; handhewn log church is oldest in Gilmer Co. Job's Temple Class of M.E. Church, South was organized in 1866 by the Rev. G.S. McCutchen, first pastor. First trustees were Levi Snider, Salathiel, Wm. & N.W. . . . Map (db m190018) HM
2West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Arbuckle House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m190023) HM
3West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Attack on Glenville"...the birds had flown" — Jenkins's Raid —
(sidebar) Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid from Salt Sulphur Springs, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces and destroying military stores. He captured and paroled 300 Union soldiers, . . . Map (db m73427) HM
4West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Clemons Tower
The clock tower, affectionately known as the "light house on the hill", was constructed in 1899 where the bell had rung from the top of the Administration building. Several years later in 1953, Roy Clemons was hired by President Harry Heflin to work . . . Map (db m190034) HM
5West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge
1922-1992. Funds raised and labor provided by Duck Run and Bear Run citizens Wilford, Keith, Bush, Hess, Wright, Summers, Landford, Cloves,Divers, Hardman,Simmons & Floyd. Engineers: Fred Lewis & Wm Moss. Roebling Co. and Bethlehem Steel supplied . . . Map (db m189577) HM
6West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Engle Homestead
Nearby is the homestead of Henry Everett Engle (1849-1933) where in 1885 he composed the melody for "The West Virginia Hills,” the most popular of the official state songs of West Virginia.Map (db m174399) HM
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7West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Fallen Post Oak
This post oak was an original corner to the four cemetery lots and the property that originally belonged to Robert Linn. Much of the restoration work has been done by Mr. Hunter Armentrout.Map (db m190036) HM
8West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Fort Moore
At the top of the hill is the site of a log fort 30x30 feet in size, built in spring, 1864, for Capt. W.T. Wiant's Gilmer County Home Guards. Occupied until December, 1864. Burned days later by Confederates under Capt. Sida Campbell.Map (db m73428) HM
9West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary
Care of its needy citizens dates to the county's creation in 1845. By 1907, an infirmary was needed on the local poor farm. With a $6,000 levy, the county court hired Albert N. West to design and W.D. Whiting to build the structure. After . . . Map (db m174482) HM
10West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Gilmer County Veterans Memorial
Gratefully dedicated to the lasting memory of all the men and women who have honorably served in the armed forces of the United States of America in time of warMap (db m190021) WM
11West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Glenville Reported missing
Here was written “The West Virginia Hills,” State song. This was the home of William Perry Brown, author of three score books for children, and for many years one of the most popular writer for the old “Youth’s Companion.”Map (db m189578) HM
12West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Glenville
Here was written "The West Virginia Hills," State song. This was the home of William Perry Brown, author of three score books for children, and for many years one of the most popular writers for the old "Youth's Companion."Map (db m190020) HM
13West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Glenville State College
A college that offers both professional and general education with emphasis on teacher education was established by the Legislature in 1872 as the Glenville Branch of the West Virginia Normal School. Became Glenville State Normal School in 1898. . . . Map (db m73429) HM
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14West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Glenville State College Presidents
Thomas Marcellus Marshall, Glenville State Normal, Acting Principal - January 1873-June 1873; Principal - 1875-1881 • Louis Bennett, Glenville State Normal, Principal - 1873-1875 • Robert Franklin Kidd, Glenville State Normal, Principal . . . Map (db m190029) HM
15West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Glenville State College World War II Veterans Memorial
Over 292,000 Americans died in defense of their country during World War II. Glenville State College lost 23 students whose names are engraved on this memorial. 1st. LT. Elmer R. Cawthon, Jr. De Ridder, Louisiana April, 1943 • Lt. (jg) . . . Map (db m190025) WM
16West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Glenville State Teachers College
A central West Virginia college maintained for the training of grade and high school teachers. Established as a normal school in 1872 by the Legislature. Given college status in 1930.Map (db m73430) HM
17West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Job’s Temple
Begun. 1860; finished after the Civil War; handhewn log church is oldest in Gilmer County. Job’s Temple Class of Methodist Evangelical Church South was organized in 1866 by the Rev. G.S. McCutchen, first pastor. First trustees were Levi Snider, . . . Map (db m174391) HM
18West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Old Glenville Cemetery
Scattered here around us are the tombstones of past Gilmer County residents that have all shared in their experiences with their participation among the community. The history here ranges from the eldest head stone date of December 18, 1794, (birth . . . Map (db m190035) HM
19West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Samuel Lewis Hays
Built this home in 1837 on a 1000-acre tract, and laid out the town of Glenville in 1845. As a member of the Virginia Assembly, he urged the building of the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike. As a Congressman, in 1842, Hays appointed Thomas Jonathan . . . Map (db m17557) HM
20West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Stalnaker Plantation / Old Stalnaker Family Cemetery
Stalnaker Plantation. Major William Stalnaker moved here with his family from Randolph County in 1817 to claim a land grant for services rendered in the War of 1812. Tobacco was among the crops grown on the plantation. A post office . . . Map (db m174395) HM
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21West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — The Gilmer Rifles
A Confederate company organized at Glenville in May 1861 by Rev. John E. Mitchell, the group only had 45 hunting rifles and no uniforms. Mitchell was replaced by J.S. Kerr McCutcheon just before the formal mustering of the company into . . . Map (db m174483) HM
22West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — WV Rosie the Riveter Bell
Dedicated to the women of West Virginia who left their homes to work in defense plants throughout America and help win WWII. Honoring: Ada England, Alpha Coberly Miles Osborn, Anna Hess, Ann Carpenter Stalnaker, Arlene Snyder, Bobbie . . . Map (db m190019) HM WM
23West Virginia, Gilmer County, Linn — Stagecoach Stop — Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike —
Finished in 1848, the Farnsworth House sits on a 300-acre farm with family cemetery. The house was built for James Farnsworth, brother of Daniel D.T. Farnsworth, second governor of West Virginia. A tavern was built to feed and house travelers, . . . Map (db m214703) HM
24West Virginia, Gilmer County, Troy — Raid on Troy
On September 18, 1863, a band of 30 Confederate guerillas raided the town of Troy. They robbed stores of about $1,000 worth of goods and pillaged private homes. They also took captive three residents and three 6th WV Infantry soldiers. . . . Map (db m174486) HM
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Feb. 6, 2023