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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wirt County, West Virginia
Adjacent to Wirt County, West Virginia
► Calhoun County (7) ► Jackson County (16) ► Ritchie County (9) ► Roane County (8) ► Wood County (47)
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On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they . . . — — Map (db m73467) HM|
|The first well in West Virginia drilled solely for petroleum was located near the mouth of Burning Springs Run. The well was drilled with a “spring pole” by the Rathbones and others from Parkersburg, begun in 1859 completed May 1860. . . . — — Map (db m73463) HM WM|
|You are entering the northwest side of Camp Kootaga, a 634 acre Boy Scout Camp situated on the Hughes River in Wirt County, West Virginia. Camp Kootaga is officially known as the George A. Stevenson Reservation of the local Allohak Council of the . . . — — Map (db m130362) HM|
|Settled by William Beauchamp, 1796. Named for wife of David Beauchamp. Near here in 1752. Christopher Gist placed a marker for the Ohio Company whose plan to colonize the western lands was halted by the French and Indian War. — — Map (db m73494) HM|
|One of the oldest "still attended" churches in the state, it was built in 1835 of hand-hewed logs. Much effort has been expended on the preservation of church's original appearance. It is heated by a pot-bellied stove and lighted by kerosene lights. . . . — — Map (db m73491) HM|