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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wetzel County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Wetzel 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 Wetzel County, WV (13) Doddridge County, WV (13) Harrison County, WV (63) Marion County, WV (96) Marshall County, WV (48) Monongalia County, WV (217) Tyler County, WV (14) Monroe County, OH (25) Greene County, PA (90)  WetzelCounty(13) Wetzel County (13)  DoddridgeCounty(13) Doddridge County (13)  HarrisonCounty(63) Harrison County (63)  MarionCounty(96) Marion County (96)  MarshallCounty(48) Marshall County (48)  MonongaliaCounty(217) Monongalia County (217)  TylerCounty(14) Tyler County (14)  MonroeCountyOhio(25) Monroe County (25)  GreeneCountyPennsylvania(90) Greene County (90)
New Martinsville is the county seat for Wetzel County
Adjacent to Wetzel County, West Virginia
      Doddridge County (13)  
      Harrison County (63)  
      Marion County (96)  
      Marshall County (48)  
      Monongalia County (217)  
      Tyler County (14)  
      Monroe County, Ohio (25)  
      Greene County, Pennsylvania (90)  
 
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1West Virginia (Wetzel County), Hundred — Hundred
Henry Church, who died in 1860 at the age of 109, was familiarly known as “Old Hundred” and the town was named for him. He was a soldier in the British Army under Conrwallis and was captured by American troops under Gen. Lafayette.Map (db m1041) HM
2West Virginia (Wetzel County), Hundred — Hundred World War II Veterans Memorial
In memory of the boys from church district who gave their lives in the Second World War 1941 - 1945 Wayne Taylor • Kenneth Stewart • Harry Reed • Neil Pethtel • Lawrence Taylor • James Main • Edward Morris • Delmar Stollar • . . . Map (db m160312) WM
3West Virginia (Wetzel County), Hundred — The B&O Connection
The East Wetzel Trail is built on the bed of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The line connecting Cumberland, MD to Wheeling, VA (later WV) was completed on Christmas Eve 1852. This route, over the Alleghenies, was the most challenging mountain . . . Map (db m73797) HM
4West Virginia (Wetzel County), Littleton — Littleton War Memorial
In memory of the veterans of World War I & II of Clay District Honoring those who served during the Korean War 1950 - 1953 Presented by Post No. 8178 Littleton, West Virginia Honoring those who served during the Vietnam War 1964 - . . . Map (db m164895) WM
5West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Adena Burial Mound
Adena burial mound, of Woodland Period, 1000BC-AD700, flooded ca. 1890 by new Ohio River dams. Ohio Valley was a center of the Adena culture (Mound Builders). Thousands of burial mounds along river seemed like natural terrain to early settlers. . . . Map (db m64099) HM
6West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s
Side A Cedar Curve Cemetery Not far from this place on the inside of a bend called Wells Bottom sat the Cedar Curve Cemetery. The Cedar Curve Cemetery was in use from 1802-1847 on land first settled by James McMechen in 1776. It . . . Map (db m102050) HM
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7West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — James G. West
Born 1794, he was a politician and Methodist minister. Involved in the creation and development of Wetzel County, he also served in both houses of Virginia's prewar legislature. A member of the 2nd Wheeling Convention, he served as committee chair . . . Map (db m190879) HM
8West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Leonard Stout Hall
Born in 1824, he served in the VA legislature before the Civil War. A delegate to the 1861 Richmond Convention, Hall voted in favor of secession, and he aided Confederate efforts in Richmond during the war. Hall returned to WV postwar and resumed . . . Map (db m190877) HM
9West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Levi Morgan
1736–1826. Pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of West Virginia, this monument is erected in appreciation of the services rendered and in memory of Levi Morgan, a soldier and scout of the early border warfare.Map (db m1021) HM
10West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Marshall County / Wetzel County
Side A Marshall County Formed, 1835, from Ohio and 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 . . . Map (db m80249) HM
11West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — Mason-Dixon Line
Made famous as line between free and slave states before War Between the States. The survey establishing Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary began, 1763; halted by Indian wars, 1767; continued to southwest corner, 1782; marked, 1784.Map (db m80248) HM
12West Virginia (Wetzel County), New Martinsville — New Martinsville
Settled by Edward Doolin who was killed here by Indians in 1785. Named for Presley Martin. Here stands a monument to Levi Morgan, a scout for the army of General St. Clair. He was a noted Indian fighter who killed 100.Map (db m80250) HM
13West Virginia (Wetzel County), Sistersville — Van Camp
Village settled early 1800s, named for pioneer Steven(1793-1873) and family in 1840s. John and Margaret Van Camp gave land for Methodist E. Church, 1879; services held into 1940s; cemetery dates to 1851; site for school, ca. 1870-1920, given by . . . Map (db m102051) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022