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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marshall County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Marshall 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> Marshall County, WV (35) Ohio County, WV (108) Wetzel County, WV (10) Belmont County, OH (53) Monroe County, OH (9) Greene County, PA (72) Washington County, PA (92)  MarshallCounty(35) Marshall County (35)  OhioCounty(108) Ohio County (108)  WetzelCounty(10) Wetzel County (10)  BelmontCountyOhio(53) Belmont County (53)  MonroeCounty(9) Monroe County (9)  GreeneCountyPennsylvania(72) Greene County (72)  WashingtonCounty(92) Washington County (92)
Adjacent to Marshall County, West Virginia
      Ohio County (108)  
      Wetzel County (10)  
      Belmont County, Ohio (53)  
      Monroe County, Ohio (9)  
      Greene County, Pennsylvania (72)  
      Washington County, Pennsylvania (92)  
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1West Virginia (Marshall County), Benwood — Benwood Mine Disaster
Nearby mine supplied coal to large Wheeling Steel mill. An explosion here, 28 April 1924, resulted in third worst mine disaster in state history. 119 miners, many natives of Poland, Italy and Greece, were killed. There were no survivors. Led to mine . . . Map (db m59838) HM
2West Virginia (Marshall County), Benwood — Marshall County / Ohio County
Marshall County Formed in 1835 from Ohio. Named for Chief Justice John Marshall. In Marshall County is Grave Creek Mound, first among remains left by the unknown race which lived in the Ohio Valley centuries before the white man came. . . . Map (db m57250) HM
3West Virginia (Marshall County), Bethlehem — Marshall County / Ohio County
Marshall County Formed in 1835 from Ohio. Named for Chief Justice John Marshall. In Marshall County is Grave Creek Mound, first among remains left by the unknown race which lived in the Ohio Valley centuries before the white men came. Ohio . . . Map (db m67104) HM
4West Virginia (Marshall County), Cameron — Aleppo Elementary School Bridge
This Bridge donated by David Pollock Esq. & James Rizer. Originally sat at the Elementary School in Aleppo, PA. It was moved and constructed by members of Boy Scout Troop #92. Engineered by Nick Lilley - May 2015Map (db m161151) HM
5West Virginia (Marshall County), Cameron — Cameron City Pool
Constructed with PWA grant, 1939, the unique semi-circular pool with underwater lifeguard station was design of Frank Hunter. Beach area once had sand from Lake Michigan. Pool also emergency reservoir for fire protection. Listed in 1993 on National . . . Map (db m80388) HM
6West Virginia (Marshall County), Cameron — Cameron Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m161149) WM
7West Virginia (Marshall County), Cameron — Don Harris Memorial
Flag Pole Donated In Memory Of Don Harris U.S. Navy - Vietnam 1953-1998Map (db m161147) WM
8West Virginia (Marshall County), Cameron — Fort Beeler
Site of Indian fort built in 1779 on land of George Beeler. In 1782, an attack of Mohawk and Shawnee Indians was repulsed by its defenders, among whom were Martin and Lewis Wetzel, the celebrated scouts and Indian fighters.Map (db m21076) HM
9West Virginia (Marshall County), Cameron — Honoring the Memory of Lloyd E. AshbyCameron, West Virginia — Military Order of the Purple Heart —
Initiator of the Purple Heart StampMap (db m161154) HM WM
10West Virginia (Marshall County), Cameron — Uriah Alley
Born November 18, 1847, he moved to Cameron as a child. Lying about his age, he enlisted in the 6th WV Volunteer Infantry in September 1864. Alley was captured at New Creek, WV, in November and was a POW until February l1865. Postwar, he worked in . . . Map (db m161145) HM
11West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Bennett Cockane House
Bennett Cockayne House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c.1850Map (db m164731) HM
12West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Cockayne Privy
In the summer of 2010 personnel from Archaeological Consultants of the Midwest in Wheeling excavated one of the several privies thought to be in existence on the grounds surrounding the Cockayne Farmhouse. The excavation of this privy exposed a . . . Map (db m164733) HM
13West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Community Garden
A partnership of the John Marshall High School Horticulture Department and the Cockayne Farmstead Preservation Project of the Marshall County Historical Society. The contemporary garden and orchard, first planted by JMHS . . . Map (db m164735) HM
14West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Harriet B. Jones(b. 3 June 1856; d. 28 June 1943)
Born 3 June 1856, in 1885 was first licensed woman physician in state; opened private practice then hospital in Wheeling, 1892. Jones was active in temperance and women's suffrage; and promoted establishment of state sanitariums in Terra Alta & . . . Map (db m57247) HM
15West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Native American Earthen Mound
The Cockayne Mound is one of the few remaining intact prehistoric mounds in Marshall County. It has been given site number 46MR26 in the archaeological files of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History. In January, 2005, Jamie Vosvick . . . Map (db m164734) HM
16West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — The Cockayne Farm / Samuel A.J. Cockayne
The Cockayne Farm The Cockayne farmhouse was built by Bennett Cockayne around 1850. His son Samuel A.J. was renowned as a sheep breeder. Dubbed Glendale by Samuel's wife Hannah, the farm was the namesake for Glen Dale when it was . . . Map (db m102040) HM
17West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Veteran's Memorial
Dedicated this 26th day of May 1986 To the men and women who served with pride of patriotism and love of flag and country To Recall ★ Reconfirm ★ Reflect ★ Restore The Principles of Freedom ★ . . . Map (db m160341) WM
18West Virginia (Marshall County), Limestone — Fort Wetzel
John Wetzel and sons, Lewis, Jacob, Martin, John, and George, came with the Zanes in 1769 and built a fort. The Wetzels became famous scouts and Indian fighters. In 1787, the elder Wetzel was killed by Indians at Baker’s Station.Map (db m21075) HM
19West Virginia (Marshall County), McMechen — Foreman Massacre
Near this spot occurred the massacre, by Indians, of Captain William Foreman and Twenty of his men on September 27th, 1777.--•-- This marker erected by Wheeling Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.Map (db m71009) HM WM
20West Virginia (Marshall County), McMechen — Forman Massacre
In the "Narrows," September 27, 1777, Capt. Wm. Forman (Foreman) and his Hampshire County troops were ambushed by Indians; 21 were killed. They had joined Fort Henry garrison, located on the Ohio at Wheeling to protect western settlements.Map (db m71010) HM
21West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Benjamin C. CriswellSergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry, United States Army — Medal of Honor Citation —
Rescued the body of 2nd Lieutenant Benjamin H. Hodgson from within the enemy lines; brought up ammunition and encouraged the men in the most exposed positions under heavy fire in the Little Big Horn River fight. Sergeant Benjamin C. Criswell . . . Map (db m20503) HM
22West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Civil War Cannons
In tribute to Howard D. Blankenship, who made all the arrangements to have both cannons retrofitted to their original. His project started 1977 and was completed 1984. The northern piece was manufactured by N.P. Ames Foundry, Springfield . . . Map (db m20394) HM
23West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Grave Creek Mound
This world-famous burial mound was built by the Adena people sometime before the Christian Era. The mound was originally 69 feet high, 295 feet in diameter, and was encircled by a moat. There were many mounds in the area-hence the city's name: . . . Map (db m54886) HM
24West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Lindy’s Landing
The “Spirit of St. Louis,” piloted by Charles Lindberg landed in Moundsville .1 mile west at Langin Field, Aug. 4, 1927. Seen by 140,000 locally, he led aviation into the rocket era, creating the U.S. air transportation network.Map (db m20418) HM
25West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women
Erected By The County Court of Marshall County, West Virginia To Commemorate the Service Men and Women of Marshall County in the World War 1917 - 1919 The tumult and the shouting dies- Lord God of Hosts - Be with us yet . . . Map (db m54933) WM
26West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod
Moundsville. Named for Grave Creek Mound. This mound, 900 feet around, 70 feet high, is the largest conical mound in America. The inscribed stone found in it has never been deciphered. Near by was the Indian fort built by Joseph Tomlinson. . . . Map (db m20373) HM
27West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Old Brick School House
Old Brick School House Built 1833 Here in 1835 was assembled the First County Court in ElizabethtownMap (db m54976) HM
28West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Recipients of the Purple Heart
Dedicated to the Recipients of the Nations oldest military decoration The Purple Heart Combat Veterans Wounded 1782 Military Order of The Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for The blood they shed. The . . . Map (db m54934) HM
29West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Rosby’s Rock
At Rosby’s Rock (5 Mi. E.) Dec. 24, 1852, the B. & O. Railroad joined the Baltimore and Wheeling with the first continuous railroad from the Atlantic to the Ohio, after such engineering feats as building 11 tunnels and 113 bridges.Map (db m21074) HM
30West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Volunteers in the Spanish-American War
Erected by The County Court of Marshall County West Virginia to commemorate its volunteers in the Spanish-American War They served that others might be freeMap (db m55011) WM
31West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — Washington's Land
This tract of 587 acres in Round Bottom was patented by George Washington in 1784 after a purchase of warrants held by officers of the French and Indian War. Washington sold these lands in 1798 to Archibald McClean.Map (db m54819) HM
32West Virginia (Marshall County), Moundsville — West Virginia Penitentiary
Established, 1866, A prison for men and women convicted of felonies until prison for women was established at Pence Springs, 1947. Capital criminals were hanged here, 1889-1950. Electric chair used until death penalty was abolished, 1965.Map (db m54890) HM
33West Virginia (Marshall County), Proctor — Baker's Station
Site of blockhouse built by Captain John Baker in 1784. Rendezvous of scouts along Indian war path from Muskingum Valley into Virginia. Near by are buried Captain Baker, John Wetzel, and others killed by Indians in 1787.Map (db m54808) HM
34West Virginia (Marshall County), Proctor — ML 1 — George Rogers Clark
In 1772, George Rogers Clark explored the Ohio and Great Kanawha rivers He stayed the winter here, planted and harvested a crop, and carried out much surveying. Riflemen from the region aided him in winning the Northwest in 1778-1779.Map (db m54811) HM
35West Virginia (Marshall County), Proctor — ML 2 — Zachary Taylor
General Zachary Taylor, on his way to Washington to be inaugurated as the 12th President of the U.S., found his steamer blocked by ice here. He left his boat and completed his trip over the National Pike.Map (db m54810) HM
Dec. 7, 2021