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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Roane County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Roane 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> Roane County, WV (19) Calhoun County, WV (12) Clay County, WV (11) Jackson County, WV (25) Kanawha County, WV (165) Wirt County, WV (13)  RoaneCounty(19) Roane County (19)  CalhounCounty(12) Calhoun County (12)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  JacksonCounty(25) Jackson County (25)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  WirtCounty(13) Wirt County (13)
Spencer is the county seat for Roane County
Adjacent to Roane County, West Virginia
      Calhoun County (12)  
      Clay County (11)  
      Jackson County (25)  
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Wirt County (13)  
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1West Virginia (Roane County), Reedy — Thomas Asbury Roberts
Born 1808, he represented Roane County in 2nd Wheeling Convention, 1861, and voted in favor of a new state despite pro-Southern views of his constituents. Arrested by Confederates upon his return home, Roberts was sent to Libby Prison . . . Map (db m179595) HM
2West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — American Legion Post No. 21 Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives for their country in time of warMap (db m189957) WM
3West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Capt. William Gandee's Co. of WV State Guards
. . . Map (db m189964) WM
4West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Capture of Spencer
On September 2, 1862, during the Jenkins Raid, Union Col. Rathbone (11th West Virginia Volunteers) surrendered the town of Jenkins without firing a shot in its defense, much to the disdain of men under his command. As a result of their actions, . . . Map (db m137929) HM
5West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Capturing SpencerSurrender by Trickery — Jenkin's Raid —
(preface) 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 m189967) HM
6West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Col. Ruby G. BradleyU.S. Army Nurse Corps, 30 Years
In honor of Col. Ruby G. Bradley U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 30 years. W.W. II, 1941–1945. Prisoner of war 37 months in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign in the Philippine Islands. Korean War, 1950–1953.Chief Nurse of the . . . Map (db m11221) HM
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7West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all combat wounded veterans in all wars Chapter 615Map (db m189958) WM
8West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Market Street Chapel
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m189971) HM
9West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Roane County / Jackson County
Roane County. Formed in 1856 from Gilmer, Jackson, and Kanawha. Named for Judge Spencer Roane of Virginia. Land grants to Albert Gallatin and friends in 1787 and 1795, and to the Tiersons and Samuel Hopkins, included most of the county. . . . Map (db m11599) HM
10West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Roane County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to veterans of The American Revolution • War of 1812 • Mexican War • Spanish-American War who were residents of what is now Roane County, West Virginia Erected by RC&D 1995Map (db m189961) HM
11West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Roane County Veterans Memorial
To honor those who servedMap (db m189966) WM
12West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Robey Theater and Knights of Pythias Lodge
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m189969) HM
13West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — SpencerThe Siege of Spencer — The Blue and Gray Trail —
In August 1861, a Union militia unit led by Capt. William Pell of Spencer was stationed in Spencer and charged with the area's protection. The first armed conflict consisted of three incidents over 11 days: 1—Confederate guerillas fired on the . . . Map (db m11447) HM
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14West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — SpencerMajor Civil War Events Impacting Spencer and Roane County — The Blue and Gray Trail —
April 12, 1861—Confederates attack Fort Sumter. April 17, 1861—Virginia Secession Ordinance adopted. June 19, 1861—Statewide vote on ordinance confirmed. Roane County voted in favor of secession, although majority of future West . . . Map (db m13900) HM
15West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Spencer
Visited, 1771, by Jesse Hughes, Indian fighter and scout. In 1812, named Tanner’s Cross Roads for Samuel Tanner. To the west on the Marcellus Hart farm is the deepest oil or gas well east of the Mississippi River, 9104 feet.Map (db m14125) HM
16West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — St. John's Methodist Church
Formerly The First Methodist Church Organized in 1851 and The Grace Methodist Church Organized in 1870 Consolidated September 22, 1940Map (db m189970) HM
17West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — Tech Sgt. Irvin F. Conley
Born April 20, 1919, Zona, WV, one of 15 children of Ord and Ethel Gandee Conley Walton HS 1938 Glenville State College 1938-41 Co. M Spencer National Guard 1939 Awarded Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry July 13, 1944 Killed . . . Map (db m189962) WM
18West Virginia (Roane County), Spencer — U. S. Civil War1861 – 1865
“The memory of those men who went out in their country’s service, whether to the North or to the South, whether returned and buried here, or fell on the field and was laid to rest elsewhere, deserves to be kept.” —William H. Bishop In the . . . Map (db m13933) HM
19West Virginia (Roane County), Walton — Pocatalico River
The Pocatalico River keeps alive the Indian word which meant “Plenty of Fat Doe.” Here early hunters and trappers brought their furs and by canoe made their way down this stream to Great Kanawha River and markets.Map (db m137923) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022