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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooke County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Brooke 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> Brooke County, WV (40) Hancock County, WV (28) Ohio County, WV (75) Jefferson County, OH (82) Washington County, PA (89)  BrookeCounty(40) Brooke County (40)  HancockCounty(28) Hancock County (28)  OhioCounty(75) Ohio County (75)  JeffersonCountyOhio(82) Jefferson County (82)  WashingtonCountyPennsylvania(89) Washington County (89)
Adjacent to Brooke County, West Virginia
    Hancock County (28)
    Ohio County (75)
    Jefferson County, Ohio (82)
    Washington County, Pennsylvania (89)
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1West Virginia (Brooke County), Beech Bottom — Beech Bottom Fort
Near here stood Beech Bottom Fort, which was with Fort Pitt and Fort Henry in the group of posts guarding the western borders during the Revolution and its attendant Indian wars. Troops from Fort Pitt helped garrison this important fort.Map (db m54915) HM
2West Virginia (Brooke County), Beech Bottom — Beech Bottom Iraq War Veterans Memorial
Dedicated July 19, 2009 to those who served [Names not listed]Map (db m160364) WM
3West Virginia (Brooke County), Beech Bottom — Beech Bottom, W.V. World War II Honor Roll
We honor our boys and girls who served in World War II [Names not listed]Map (db m160363) WM
4West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Alexander Campbell
Here lived the leading influence in America's largest indigenous religious movement, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and founder of Bethany College. Built in four periods: the John Brown Mansion, completed in 1793; Buffalo Seminary, in 1819; . . . Map (db m20826) HM
5West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Archibald McLean
Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, September 4, 1849 Died December 15, 1920 Fourth President of Bethany College For thirty-nine years Chief Executive of the Foreign Christian Missionary Society Every missionary sent to . . . Map (db m20836) HM
6West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Bethany / Bethany College
Bethany Here Scots-Irish Alexander Campbell founded a religious movement which he called the Disciples of Christ. In this place Amos Dolbear perfected parts of the telephone, and longtime Speaker of the House "Champ" Clark, Supreme Court . . . Map (db m79899) HM
7West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Bethany / Rice's Fort
Bethany Bethany College, established here in 1840, oldest school of college rank in State. The home and the study of Alexander Campbell, founder, are here. Prof. A. E. Dolbear here perfected parts of the telephone, which Bell used. . . . Map (db m79900) HM
8West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Bethany Church of Christ
Bethany Church of Christ, the oldest church building in Bethany, was built in 1852 according to plans drawn by Alexander Campbell, founder of Bethany College and leader in the Disciples Movement. Its foundation is built of stone from the original . . . Map (db m20830) HM
9West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Campbell Cemetery
Here are buried the Campbell family; the first missionaries, other prominent leaders in the Disciples Movement, presidents and distinguished teachers of Bethany College. The seven foot hand hewed stonewall is a unique feature of Cemetery.Map (db m20963) HM
10West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Delta Tau Delta Birthplace
In this house, 8 Bethany College Students - William Cunningham, John Johnson, Alexander Earle, Richard Alfred, Eugene Tarr, Henry Bell, John Hunt and Jacob Lowe - Met in 1858 and founded Delta Tau Delta. This social fraternity soon spread across the . . . Map (db m20849) HM
11West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Renner Union - Bethany House
Dedicated to R. Richard Renner, M.D. '17 and Jennie Steindorf Renner '22 A major grant from the Renner Foundation, which was matched by alumni gifts, made possible, in 1970, the complete remodeling of Bethany House built in 1948. Henry Clay . . . Map (db m79901) HM
12West Virginia (Brooke County), Bethany — Thomas Campbell — Father of Alexander & Archibald W. Campbell
Born in County Down, Ireland, Feb. 1, 1763, and died at the residence of his son Alexander, Jan. 4, 1851, aged 91 years, 11 mthns, five days. Many years a minister of the Secession Presbyterian Church in Ireland and Scotland. In the United States . . . Map (db m20835) HM
13West Virginia (Brooke County), Colliers — St. John's Episcopal Church
Founded in 1793 by Joseph Doddridge. It is the first Episcopal Church west of the Alleghenies and the oldest continuous worshipping congregation within this religious body in West Virginia. The first church, made of logs, was burned by Indians. . . . Map (db m79897) HM
14West Virginia (Brooke County), Follansbee — Fort Decker
John Decker built a fort of logs and stone on a site just north of State St. near Ohio River, 1774. Leaden bullets and arrowheads found here on the river bank signify Native American attack on the fort from Mingo Island.Map (db m21605) HM
15West Virginia (Brooke County), Power — Power Veterans Memorial — U.S.A.F. • U.S.M.C. • U.S.A. • U.S.N.
Dedicated to those men and women of Power who serve in our Armed Forces.Map (db m164708) WM
16West Virginia (Brooke County), Power — Village of Power / Windsor Power Plant
Village of Power. Built to house employees of the Windsor Power Plant, the village of Power consisted of 100 homes along tree-lined streets, a post office, and a company-owned store. There also was a fulltime doctor. Residents gathered . . . Map (db m164737) HM
17West Virginia (Brooke County), Weirton — Fire Department World War II Memorial
In memory of Joseph Robinson who made the Supreme Sacrifice and the following members of the Weirton Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. who served their country in World War II Ray Poland • John Ritchie • Obie Phebus • Robert De . . . Map (db m155999) WM
18West Virginia (Brooke County), Weirton — Revolutionary War — 1775 - 1783
In memory of the Revolutionary War veterans buried in the Upper Ohio ValleyMap (db m155994) WM
19West Virginia (Brooke County), Weirton — U.S. Army Experimental Tank — ca. 1960's
British top; U.S. bottom; only one ever made. (Never used)Map (db m155993) HM
20West Virginia (Brooke County), Weirton — USS Frank E. Evans DD-754
. . . Map (db m155992) WM
21West Virginia (Brooke County), Weirton — William "Bill" Courtney (1950 - 2010) — Patriot
In memory of William "Bill" Courtney (1950 - 2010) Husband ~ Father ~ Brother ~ Friend Patriot 27 years military service Forever in our hearts U.S. Navy U.S. Air ForceMap (db m155996) WM
22West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — 1788 Wells Log House
Constructed by Alexander Wells at 65 Washington St., Buffaloe, Virginia (present day Third St., Wellsburg, West Virginia) The Wells Log House was, and is, in the “National Register of Historic Places” District of . . . Map (db m21634) HM
23West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Bethany Turnpike Tunnels
First highway tunnels constructed west of Alleghenies. They were built in 1831 by Richard Waugh at personal expense to ease transportation to his flour mills. The tunnels, a mile apart, were removed by the State in 1957.Map (db m21614) HM
24West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Brooke County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women from Brooke County who have honorably served in the armed forces of our country in time of war and peaceMap (db m21616) HM
25West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Drovers Inn
Constructed by John Fowler, 1848-51 with bricks fired on the property. First known as Fowler's Inn, the house provided food and lodging for drovers herding livestock over the Wellsburg-Washington Turnpike to eastern markets. Other services provided . . . Map (db m42167) HM
26West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — George Washington Crossing, 1770
George Washington began a journey on October 5, 1770 to the Ohio Country to see lands he had fought to win and now hoped to own. After a trip, on November 3, up the Kanawha River, the party headed back up the Ohio River. On November 17, they reached . . . Map (db m33913) HM
27West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Grimes Golden Apple
Watering trough marks location of first Grimes Golden Apple tree, discovered by owner of land, Thomas Grimes, in 1802. Memorial Trough sponsored by the Franklin Country Women's Club in 1922.Map (db m70931) HM
28West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Isaac Duvall and Company
The first glass house in Western Virginia was built at Charlestown, now Wellsburg, in 1813, by Isaac Taylor Duvall and Company. It was located on the southeast corner of Fifth and Yankee Streets. Cobalt blue, green and clear flint glass wares were . . . Map (db m39642) HM
29West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Isaac H. Duval
Born in Wellsburg in 1824, Duval worked as a scout in the western US and joined the 1849 Gold Rush before returning to Brooke County. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. rising to the rank of major general. Postwar, Duval served terms . . . Map (db m167222) HM
30West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Miller's Tavern
Built by John Henderson prior to 1798 in Federal style, the building was leased by William Miller and operated as a tavern for 50 years. Since 1974 building has housed the Brooke County Museum.Map (db m21628) HM
31West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Patrick Gass — 1771-1870
Sergeant on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, he published the first account of that exploration in 1807 Veteran of the War of 1812, he fought in the Battle of Lundy's Lane and at Fort Erie Citizen of Wellsburg for more than . . . Map (db m21629) HM
32West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Patrick Gass
Born 12 June 1771, Gass served as carpenter for Lewis and Clark. The expedition explored and studied the land, waterways, animal life, natural features and resources of the West. Gass's journal of trip was published in 1807. Soldier in the War of . . . Map (db m39731) HM
33West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Patrick M. Gass — 1771 - 1870
The grave of Patrick M. Gass, a sergeant on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and a soldier of the War of 1812 is located in this cemetery. His wife Maria is buried beside him.Map (db m54977) HM
34West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — The Lewis and Clark Connection
The Corps of Discovery, under the command of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, was the first official expedition through the interior of the North American Continent sponsored by the United States. Captain Meriwether Lewis passed Charles Town . . . Map (db m21639) HM
35West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — The Wellsburg United Methodist Church — A Fellowship of Believers For More Than Two Centuries
Methodism in Wellsburg dates back to 1787 with the establishment of the “Ohio Circuit.” Early services were held in “The Academy” on High Street. Bishop Asbury preached at the courthouse on September 6, 1803. On April . . . Map (db m21635) HM
36West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Waugh Flour Mills
Four flour mills were constructed near Wellsburg in the early 1800s. The first of these mills was built by John Moore in 1800. Moore's son-in-law, Richard Waugh, built the old stone mill in 1824, and the upper mill in 1835. A. M. Buchanan built the . . . Map (db m79898) HM
37West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Wellsburg
Established in 1791. Brooke Academy, started, 1778, incorporated in 1799. Here lived Joseph Doddridge, the author of "Frontier Notes," and Patrick Gass, member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and author of its "Journal."Map (db m39699) HM
38West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Wellsburg Wharf
In the 1790's, flatboats left here with their cargoes for southern markets. To accommodate and store products, warehouses and wharfs were built along our river banks. This wharf, which was established in the 1800's, extended twenty feet out in the . . . Map (db m21637) HM
39West Virginia (Brooke County), Wellsburg — Wellsburg's Giant Sycamore
This giant Sycamore tree stands at the top of the Wellsburg Wharf it was planted in the early years of the 19th century by Dr. Albert Wheeler who practiced medicine in Wellsburg until his death in 1864. It was under this tree that militiamen . . . Map (db m21641) HM
40West Virginia (Brooke County), Windsor Heights — Brooke County/Ohio County
Brooke County Formed in 1797 from Ohio County. Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county. Ohio . . . Map (db m57260) HM
May. 12, 2021