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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Doddridge County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Doddridge 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 Doddridge County, WV (13) Gilmer County, WV (24) Harrison County, WV (63) Lewis County, WV (63) Ritchie County, WV (12) Tyler County, WV (14) Wetzel County, WV (13)  DoddridgeCounty(13) Doddridge County (13)  GilmerCounty(24) Gilmer County (24)  HarrisonCounty(63) Harrison County (63)  LewisCounty(63) Lewis County (63)  RitchieCounty(12) Ritchie County (12)  TylerCounty(14) Tyler County (14)  WetzelCounty(13) Wetzel County (13)
West Union is the county seat for Doddridge County
Adjacent to Doddridge County, West Virginia
      Gilmer County (24)  
      Harrison County (63)  
      Lewis County (63)  
      Ritchie County (12)  
      Tyler County (14)  
      Wetzel County (13)  
 
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1West Virginia (Doddridge County), Center Point — Center Point Covered Bridge
This privately owned covered bridge was completed in 1890 as ordered by the county court. Stone masons T. C. Ancell and E. Underwood prepared all abutments at a cost of $976.54, and carpenters John Ash and S. H. Smith built frame superstructure for . . . Map (db m142404) HM
2West Virginia (Doddridge County), Central Station — Central Station Bridge
In 1915, a two-span reinforced concrete arch bridge was built over Arnold Creek near Central Station by the Clarksburg-based Concrete Steel Bridge Company. Constructed during the Good Roads Movement and the state's first major effort to address poor . . . Map (db m142409) HM
3West Virginia (Doddridge County), Leopold — J.H. Diss Debar
Here lived Joseph H. Diss Debar, artist, designer of the State seal and coat of arms. He lived here many years and helped establish Saint Clara Colony nearby, about 1845. Author of first "Handbook of West Virginia".Map (db m142421) HM
4West Virginia (Doddridge County), New Milton — Matthew M. Neely
21st governor of W. Va. (1941-1945), born at Grove, 1874, spent boyhood here in former town of Market. He served in Spanish American War and graduated from W. Va. Univ. before opening law practice in Fairmont. His public career included terms as . . . Map (db m142423) HM
5West Virginia (Doddridge County), Salem — Greenbrier Church & Cemetery
Site of Greenbrier Seventh Day Baptist Church, organized Aug. 1870 by members of New Salem church, est. 1792 in Salem. Met in log building; new church dedicated, 1880; razed, 1975. Rev. Peter Davis (1783-1885), original settler & Rev. Jacob Davis . . . Map (db m142418) HM
6West Virginia (Doddridge County), Salem — Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery
Crossing rivers and mountains from New Jersey, Seventh Day Baptists came in 1789-90 to Virginia and established their church at New Salem in 1870. A daughter church was organized on Greenbrier Run, Rev. Jacob Davis first pastor; Rev. Walter B. . . . Map (db m173842) HM
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7West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Beehive Inn — 1828 until flood in late 1800's — Possibly an Underground Railroad Site —
Ephraim Bee and his wife Catherine's inn served stages from the Northwest Turnpike. J.H. Diss Debar, W.V. State Seal designer said seeing all the children playing about, he had never dined in a Bee Hive before. Thereafter it was the Bee Hive Inn. . . . Map (db m31748) HM
8West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Chapman J. Stuart
Born January 8, 1820, Stuart was prosecuting attorney of Doddridge County, 1852-1861. After voting against secession at the Richmond Convention, he was elected senator of the Restored Government of VA. He also served as a delegate to the . . . Map (db m142415) HM
9West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Doddridge County Veterans Memorial
World War I Wayne C. Adams • Benjamin H. Ash • Delbert Bailey • Harper Bailey • Cecil O. Britton • Roy D. Cole • Marion C. Davis • John W. Droppleman • Linden L. Gain • John W. Guthrie • James A. Haught • William G. . . . Map (db m190095) WM
10West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Ephraim Bee — 1802 - 1888
Blacksmith, innkeeper, an operator of the "Underground Railroad". A Captain of the Doddridge County Militia, a member of the first West Virginia State Legislature in 1863, serving 3 terms. The Founder and Grand Royal Gyascutis of the Most . . . Map (db m31822) HM
11West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Lathrop Russell Charter House
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History State Historic Preservation Office announces that in recognition of its significance and to encourage its preservation Lathrop Russell Charter House Doddridge . . . Map (db m190103) HM
12West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — Skirmish at West Union / West Union
Skirmish at West Union Early on May 5, 1863, six companies of the 2nd WV Infantry under Col. George Latham arrived in West Union to protect area railroad bridges during the Jones-Imboden raid. Two regiments of Confederate cavalry advanced to . . . Map (db m142412) HM
13West Virginia (Doddridge County), West Union — West Union
West Union, incorporated in 1881, was formerly called Lewisport in honor of Lewis Maxwell. It is the county seat of Doddridge, named for Philip Doddridge. In it lived J. H. Diss Debar and Sen. and Gov. M. M. Neely.Map (db m42429) HM
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Dec. 2, 2022