“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gilmer County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Gilmer 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> Gilmer County, WV (8) Braxton County, WV (12) Calhoun County, WV (7) Doddridge County, WV (10) Lewis County, WV (19) Ritchie County, WV (9)  GilmerCounty(8) Gilmer County (8)  BraxtonCounty(12) Braxton County (12)  CalhounCounty(7) Calhoun County (7)  DoddridgeCounty(10) Doddridge County (10)  LewisCounty(19) Lewis County (19)  RitchieCounty(9) Ritchie County (9)
Adjacent to Gilmer County, West Virginia
    Braxton County (12)
    Calhoun County (7)
    Doddridge County (10)
    Lewis County (19)
    Ritchie County (9)
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1West Virginia (Gilmer County), Coxs Mills — Stagecoach Stop — Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike —
Finished in 1848, the Farnsworth House sits on a 300-acre farm with family cemetery. The house was built for James Farnsworth, brother of Daniel D.T. Farnsworth, second governor of West Virginia. A tavern was built to feed and house travelers, . . . Map (db m82102) HM
2West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Attack on Glenville"...the birds had flown" — Jenkins's Raid —
(sidebar) Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid from Salt Sulphur Springs, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces and destroying military stores. He captured and paroled 300 Union soldiers, . . . Map (db m73427) HM
3West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge
1922-1992. Funds raised and labor provided by Duck Run and Bear Run citizens Wilford, Keith, Bush, Hess, Wright, Summers, Landford, Cloves,Divers, Hardman,Simmons & Floyd. Engineers: Fred Lewis & Wm Moss. Roebling Co. and Bethlehem Steel supplied . . . Map (db m50026) HM
4West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Fort Moore
At the top of the hill is the site of a log fort 30x30 feet in size, built in spring, 1864, for Capt. W.T. Wiant's Gilmer County Home Guards. Occupied until December, 1864. Burned days later by Confederates under Capt. Sida Campbell.Map (db m73428) HM
5West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Glenville
Here was written “The West Virginia Hills,” State song. This was the home of William Perry Brown, author of three score books for children, and for many years one of the most popular writer for the old “Youth’s Companion.”Map (db m14154) HM
6West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Glenville State College
A college that offers both professional and general education with emphasis on teacher education was established by the Legislature in 1872 as the Glenville Branch of the West Virginia Normal School. Became Glenville State Normal School in 1898. . . . Map (db m73429) HM
7West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Glenville State Teachers College
A central West Virginia college maintained for the training of grade and high school teachers. Established as a normal school in 1872 by the Legislature. Given college status in 1930.Map (db m73430) HM
8West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Samuel Lewis Hays
Built this home in 1837 on a 1000-acre tract, and laid out the town of Glenville in 1845. As a member of the Virginia Assembly, he urged the building of the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike. As a Congressman, in 1842, Hays appointed Thomas Jonathan . . . Map (db m17557) HM
May. 17, 2021