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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clay County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Clay 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 Clay County, WV (11) Braxton County, WV (15) Calhoun County, WV (12) Kanawha County, WV (165) Nicholas County, WV (44) Roane County, WV (19)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  BraxtonCounty(15) Braxton County (15)  CalhounCounty(12) Calhoun County (12)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  RoaneCounty(19) Roane County (19)
Clay is the county seat for Clay County
Adjacent to Clay County, West Virginia
      Braxton County (15)  
      Calhoun County (12)  
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Roane County (19)  
 
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1West Virginia, Clay County, Bickmore — Solomon Osborne
On West Virginia Route 16 just south of Jess Reedy Road, on the left when traveling south.
Solomon Osborne was born circa 1814 on a Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. Served as guard on the “Trail of Tears,” and fell in love with Seaberry (Martha Arms), daughter of Chief Running Bear (Robert Arms). They escaped and were married in . . . Map (db m137986) HM
2West Virginia, Clay County, Clay — Benjamin L. Stephenson
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 16) east of Locust Street, on the right when traveling east.
Born on December 10, 1826, he was one of the first school teachers in Nicholas County. He moved to Clay County before the Civil War and was a delegate to the first constitutional convention for West Virginia, 1861-1863. In 1863, he organized . . . Map (db m137965) HM
3West Virginia, Clay County, Clay — Clay
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 16) east of Locust Street, on the left when traveling east.
Both county and county seat are named for Henry Clay. The Golden Delicious apple, once called "Mullins' Yellow Seedling," was developed on Porters Creek. The State also produced the Grimes Golden, the other great yellow apple.Map (db m64096) HM
4West Virginia, Clay County, Clay — Clay County Korean Veterans Memorial
On Main Street, on the left when traveling north.
To honor those who died in the cause of liberty, intelligence our nation's safety Korea Harry R. Dobbins • Wilbur C. Eagle • George P. Fields • Orlan J. Fulks • Flavy C. Hamrick • Basil Linkinogger • Myles L. Mullins • . . . Map (db m189986) WM
5West Virginia, Clay County, Clay — Clay County Viet Nam Veterans Memorial
On Main Street, on the left when traveling north.
To honor those who died in the cause of liberty, intelligence our nation's safety Viet Nam William Paul Rogers, Jr. • James Lee Keener • Philip Larry Nichols • Eugene Dawson • Stuart Gled Hostetter • Wilbur A. Smith • . . . Map (db m189988) WM
6West Virginia, Clay County, Clay — Clay County WWI & WWII Veterans Memorial
On Main Street, on the left when traveling north.
1941 - 1945 To honor those who died in the cause of liberty, intelligence, our nation's safety Adkins, Albert B. • Adkins, Homer J. • Baker, Albert W. • Bracc, Hansel • Braley, Clifford L. • Brooks, Alfred L. • Brown, . . . Map (db m189989) WM
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7West Virginia, Clay County, Clay — Floyd T. Sargent
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 16) 0.1 miles east of Locust Street, on the left when traveling north.
Floyd T. Sargent WWII veteran - Purple Heart and wife Carol SargentMap (db m189998) WM
8West Virginia, Clay County, Clay — Union Militias
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 4) at Main Street (West Virginia Route 16), on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
During the Civil War, civilians in West Virginia formed Union militias to combat Confederate guerrillas and to protect the local citizenry. Often called Home Guards, these units were sometimes incorporated into the regular army. There were . . . Map (db m179592) HM
9West Virginia, Clay County, Hartland — Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge
On West Virginia Route 16 at Elkhurst Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 16.
Named in honor of Ozro, Johnie, Burman, Eugene and Lawson Jones, brothers who grew up in Hartland in Clay County and served in the Army during World War II. Burman, Ozro, and Johnie were killed in action during the war. After the war, Eugene . . . Map (db m137964) HM
10West Virginia, Clay County, Maysel — William C. Markle
On Procious Maysel Road (West Virginia Route 4) east of Maysel Clay Road (Local Route 26), on the right when traveling east.
To east was Claude Markle (1882-1962) home, noted road builder in Clay, Webster, Boone, & Kanawha in early 20th century. Projects include Maysel intersection of US 119/36/ & 4, Clay Jct. Route 16, & Widen ridge; bridges; tunnels; & culverts. He . . . Map (db m137966) HM
11West Virginia, Clay County, Nebo — Clay County / Calhoun County
On Big Otter Highway (West Virginia Route 16) 1 mile north of Nebo Walker Road (Local Route 16/1), on the right when traveling south.
Clay County. Formed in 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas. Named for the great Kentuckian, Henry Clay, who was so popular in western Virginia that in 1820 a monument was erected to him for his part in bringing the National Road to Wheeling. . . . Map (db m137951) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023