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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clay County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Clay 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 Clay County, WV (6) Braxton County, WV (12) Calhoun County, WV (7) Kanawha County, WV (81) Nicholas County, WV (38) Roane County, WV (8)  ClayCounty(6) Clay County (6)  BraxtonCounty(12) Braxton County (12)  CalhounCounty(7) Calhoun County (7)  KanawhaCounty(81) Kanawha County (81)  NicholasCounty(38) Nicholas County (38)  RoaneCounty(8) Roane County (8)
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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1West Virginia (Clay County), Bickmore — Solomon Osborne
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
2West Virginia (Clay County), Clay — Benjamin L. Stephenson
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
3West Virginia (Clay County), Clay — Clay
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
4West Virginia (Clay County), Hartland — Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge
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
5West Virginia (Clay County), Maysel — William C. Markle
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
6West Virginia (Clay County), Nebo — Clay County / Calhoun County
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
 
May. 18, 2021