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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clay County, West Virginia
Adjacent to Clay County, West Virginia
► Braxton County (12) ► Calhoun County (7) ► Kanawha County (81) ► Nicholas County (38) ► Roane County (8)
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|Solomon Osborne was born circa 1814 on a Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. Served as guard on the “Trail of Tears,” and fell in love with Seaberry (Martha Arms), daughter of Chief Running Bear (Robert Arms). They escaped and were . . . — — Map (db m137986) HM|
|Born on December 10, 1826, he was
one of the first school teachers
in Nicholas County. He moved to
Clay County before the Civil War
and was a delegate to the first
constitutional convention for West Virginia,
1861-1863. In 1863, he organized . . . — — Map (db m137965) HM|
|Both county and county seat are named for Henry Clay. The Golden Delicious apple, once called "Mullins' Yellow Seedling," was developed on Porters Creek. The State also produced the Grimes Golden, the other great yellow apple. — — Map (db m64096) HM|
|Named in honor of Ozro, Johnie,
Burman, Eugene and Lawson Jones,
brothers who grew up in Hartland
in Clay County and served in the
Army during World War II. Burman,
Ozro, and Johnie were killed in
action during the war. After the
war, Eugene . . . — — Map (db m137964) HM|
|To east was Claude Markle (1882-1962) home, noted road builder in Clay, Webster, Boone, & Kanawha in early 20th century. Projects include Maysel intersection of US 119/36/ & 4, Clay Jct. Route 16, & Widen ridge; bridges; tunnels; & culverts. He . . . — — Map (db m137966) HM|
| Clay County. Formed in 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas. Named for the great Kentuckian, Henry Clay, who was so popular in western Virginia that in 1820 a monument was erected to him for his part in bringing the National Road to Wheeling.
. . . — — Map (db m137951) HM|