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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Boone County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Boone County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Boone County, WV (18) Kanawha County, WV (165) Lincoln County, WV (9) Logan County, WV (15) Raleigh County, WV (60) Wyoming County, WV (32)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  LincolnCounty(9) Lincoln County (9)  LoganCounty(15) Logan County (15)  RaleighCounty(60) Raleigh County (60)  WyomingCounty(32) Wyoming County (32)
Madison is the county seat for Boone County
Adjacent to Boone County, West Virginia
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Lincoln County (9)  
      Logan County (15)  
      Raleigh County (60)  
      Wyoming County (32)  
 
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1West Virginia (Boone County), Clothier — The Battle of Blair Mountain
In August 1921, an estimated 15,000 coal miners and their allies participated in the largest armed labor uprising in US history. But this was just the finale of a drama begun a decade earlier. In 1912, on Paint Creek and Cabin Creek, . . . Map (db m206809) HM
2West Virginia (Boone County), Madison — Boon County World War Memorial
In memoriam to those who served from Boone CountyMap (db m203912) WM
3West Virginia (Boone County), Madison — Boone County Courthouse
Designed by architect H. Russ Warne in Neo-Classical Revival style. Opened in 1921; replaced first brick courthouse. Features Indiana limestone, Beaux-Arts Classicism in small open-domed belvedere, tetra-style 2-story porticos with Corinthian . . . Map (db m138450) HM
4West Virginia (Boone County), Madison — Madison
County seat, incorporated in 1906 and named for William Madison Peyton, a leader in movement for the formation of Boone County, 1847. Peyton, pioneer in the development of the Coal River Valley, locked and dammed Coal River in the 1840’s and . . . Map (db m138449) HM
5West Virginia (Boone County), Madison — Robert Hager
Born in 1810 in present-day Boone County, Methodist minister Robert Hager was a delegate to the state’s first constitutional convention in Wheeling. 1861-1863. He supported including a provision for gradual emancipation in WV and also a . . . Map (db m138447) HM
6West Virginia (Boone County), Nellis — Nellis / ARMCO Coal
Founded in 1917 by T. E. B. Siler and M. Slush; named for newspaper editor Frank Nellis. Purchased by ARMCO in 1920. Noted as model coal mining town. Homes were built by Minter of Huntington. ARMCO Assoc. Building, in center of town, housed . . . Map (db m137428) HM
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7West Virginia (Boone County), Nellis — Nellis No. 3 Mine Explosion — Saturday November 6, 1943 7:00 p.m.
William C. Barker • Julias Domokos • Lester Gunnoe • William H. Gunnoe • O’Dell Linville • Onal O. Miller • John Setliff • Steve Turkovitch • Lawrence J. Vincent • John Williams • William O. Workman — • — On Saturday, November 6, . . . Map (db m137442) HM
8West Virginia (Boone County), Peytona — Coal Discovered
John Peter Salley (Salling) and companions discovered coal near here in 1742 on their exploring trip from the Greenbrier River. They followed the Coal River to its junction with The Great Kanawha River at St. Albans.Map (db m137510) HM
9West Virginia (Boone County), Peytona — Indian Camp
Under rock overhang across highway was an Indian camp site. Here were found several burials. One occupation, Fort Ancient, dates from A.D. 1400; another, Buck Garden, from A.D. 1000. Pottery and other artifacts were found.Map (db m137446) HM
10West Virginia (Boone County), Peytona — John Edward Kenna
To the north, birthplace and home of John Edward Kenna, U. S. Senator and prominent figure in the early life of this State. His statue stands among the notables of other States in the Hall of Columns in the national capitol in Washington.Map (db m137454) HM
11West Virginia (Boone County), Peytona — Peytona
Named for William Madison Peyton, father of navigation on Coal River, who promoted and actively engaged in coal mining. As chief engineer for the Coal River Navigation Company, he locked and dammed Coal River in the 1840’s and made it . . . Map (db m137511) HM
12West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — Battle of Coal River — September 12, 1861
War comes to the Big Coal River. Emboldened by a resounding victory against Confederates at Boone Court House (Madison), Union General Cox ordered Federal troops back into the Coal River Valley. This time the target was the Big Coal River. . . . Map (db m137753) HM
13West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — Big Coal River — An Important and Historical Water Trail Serving Man and Industry — Coal Heritage Trail —
The Coal River is a tributary of the Kanawha River in southern West Virginia. It is formed near the community of Alum Creek by the confluence of the Big and Little Coal Rivers. The Coal River flows generally northward through western Kanawha County, . . . Map (db m137542) HM
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14West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — The Whitesville School
Completed as Sherman District Jr. High in 1931. Whitesville School replaced a building that burned down in 1929. Wysong and Bengston designed the rare example of high-style Art Deco architecture in the southern West Virginia coalfields. Since . . . Map (db m137755) HM
15West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion — 5 April 2010 —
Following the footprint. Every mine explosion leaves behind a footprint that offers clues to investigators as to where the blast originated and how the force traveled from the ignition point. The footprint left behind in the Upper Big Branch . . . Map (db m137546) HM
16West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion — A Synopsis of Key Events — April 5, to April 13, 2010 —
Monday, April 5 3:01 p.m. Explosion erupts through the mine, blasting debris out of the portals and lasting for several minutes. The carbon monoxide monitoring system alarms and mine fan records show a major disruption to . . . Map (db m137549) HM
17West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial — Come to Me All Those Who Labor and I Will Give You Rest — Dedicated July 27, 2012 —
This memorial is dedicated to twenty-nine miners who lost their lives in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010 and to all miners who have suffered injury, illness or death as a result of working in the coal industry. This . . . Map (db m137751) HM
18West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — West Virginia Coal Mine Disasters
1907 Fairmont Coal Company Monongah No. 6 and No. 8 Mines Monongah, West Virginia At 10:20 a.m., December 6, 1907, explosions occurred at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines at Monongah, West Virginia. The explosions ripped through the mines, . . . Map (db m137748) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022