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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grant County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Grant 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 Grant County, WV (32) Hampshire County, WV (76) Hardy County, WV (43) Mineral County, WV (65) Pendleton County, WV (44) Preston County, WV (107) Randolph County, WV (104) Tucker County, WV (71) Garrett County, MD (133)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  HampshireCounty(76) Hampshire County (76)  HardyCounty(43) Hardy County (43)  MineralCounty(65) Mineral County (65)  PendletonCounty(44) Pendleton County (44)  PrestonCounty(107) Preston County (107)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  TuckerCounty(71) Tucker County (71)  GarrettCountyMaryland(133) Garrett County (133)
Petersburg is the county seat for Grant County
Adjacent to Grant County, West Virginia
      Hampshire County (76)  
      Hardy County (43)  
      Mineral County (65)  
      Pendleton County (44)  
      Preston County (107)  
      Randolph County (104)  
      Tucker County (71)  
      Garrett County, Maryland (133)  
 
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1West Virginia, Grant County, Cabins — Camp North Fork
On State Highway 28/55 at Erdie Village Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 28/55.
CCC Memorial Camp North Fork 519-F11 1933 - 1942 United States of America Civilian Conservation Corp Memorial In honor of the preservation of our most valuable resource the youth of AmericaMap (db m23229) HM
2West Virginia, Grant County, Gormania — Grant County / State of Maryland
On George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) at Mavis Avenue, on the right when traveling west on George Washington Highway.
Grant County. Formed in 1866 from Hardy. Named for General Grant, later President. At the northwestern corner is the Fairfax Stone, which established the limits of the lands of Lord Fairfax. The county has many mountain peaks and beautiful . . . Map (db m156427) HM
3West Virginia, Grant County, Lahmansville — Jarboe's BlockhouseGuarding Patterson Creek Valley
On Lennox Lane at Patterson Creek Road (County Road 5), on the right when traveling south on Lennox Lane.
Earthworks and other remnants of Union Capt. James A. Jarboe's blockhouse are located nearby, where Jarboe's Co. I, 10th West Virginia Infantry, guarded the Morgantown and Patterson Creek roads intersection. The company also escorted the supply . . . Map (db m178391) HM
4West Virginia, Grant County, Mt. Storm — By King’s Command
On George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) west of Cherry Ridge Road, on the left when traveling west.
The proclamation of George III, King of England, in 1763 ordered settlement west of these mountains to stop. The early treaties between the English and the Six Nations accepted this range as the dividing line between them.Map (db m75184) HM
5West Virginia, Grant County, Mt. Storm — Fort Ogden
On George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) west of Cherry Ridge Road, on the left when traveling west.
Frontier defense, including blockhouse, stockade, and cabins. Part of the chain of forts established by George Washington about 1755. Point of refuge for the Bowmans, Lees, Logsdons and many pioneer families.Map (db m75185) HM
6West Virginia, Grant County, Mt. Storm — Honor Roll
On George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) at Union Highway / Firehouse Road (West Virginia Route 42) on George Washington Highway.
Honor Roll of Citizens of Mt. Storm, W.VA. who served our country in World War 2 Junkins, James ★ • Aronhalt, Brooks • Bobo, Harry • Bobo, Walter • Borror, David • Bosley, Gerald • Cosner, Delbert • Cosner, . . . Map (db m152770) WM
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7West Virginia, Grant County, Mt. Storm — In Honor
On Union Highway (West Virginia Route 42) 0.2 miles south of George Washington Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated to men and women who served their country honorably and faithfully in war and peace.Map (db m152771) WM
8West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — A Strategic Location
Near Grant Memorial Hospital Parking south of West Virginia Route 55.
The strategic importance of Fort Mulligan becomes evident as you observe the surrounding terrain. Roads leading north to New Creek, west to Beverly, Buckhannon and Grafton, south to Franklin and Staunton and east to Moorefield, Winchester and . . . Map (db m14585) HM
9West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Civil War Cannons
On the Grant Memorial Hospital Parking Lot south of West Virginia Route 55.
This is one of at least seven known gun positions at Fort Mulligan (note the depression in the angle), which would have dominated the crossroads at Petersburg and its ford on the South Branch of the Potomac River. Confederate General Early . . . Map (db m155443) HM
10West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Defending the Fort
Near the Grant Memorial Hospital Parking Lot south of West Virginia Route 55.
Clearly one of the Fort’s entrances, this “sally port” was probably needed here to rush men and perhaps cannons out to defend against an assault up the ravine behind you. This was the only place a body of hostile infantry could . . . Map (db m14577) HM
11West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Fairfax Line
On U.S. 220 just south of the city line, on the right when traveling south.
Here was the southwestern boundary of the six million acre estate of Lord Fairfax. This vast tract, lying south of the Potomac and known as the Northern Neck, included the Eastern Panhandle and most of the South Branch.Map (db m155451) HM
12West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Fort Bingamon
On U.S. 220, on the right when traveling south.
Near this fort, established as defense against Indians, stood Samuel Bingamon's cabin. His home attacked and his wife wounded, Bingamon single-handed shot and clubbed to death all but one of a party of seven Indians.Map (db m50399) HM
13West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Fort Mulligan
On North Fork Highway (West Virginia Route 55) at Cedar Manor Court, on the right when traveling east on North Fork Highway.
Built in 1863 by Union Soldiers under Col. James Mulligan on a hill occupied by both Federals and Confederates, the fort protected the vital B&O Railroad to the north and served as a staging area for operations against Confederates. On January 31, . . . Map (db m162734) HM
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14West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Fort MulliganProtecting Looney's Creek (Petersburg)
On Virginia Avenue (West Virginia Route 55) at Bush Lane, on the right when traveling east on Virginia Avenue.
Union Col. James A. Mulligan, 23rd Illinois Infantry, supervised the construction of Fort Mulligan between August and December 1863. Known locally as Fort Hill, the work protected the South Branch Valley and its Unionist residents and also served . . . Map (db m173171) HM
15West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Fort MulliganProtecting Looney's Creek (Petersburg)
On Virginia Avenue (U.S. 220) at Pine Street, on the right when traveling east on Virginia Avenue. Reported permanently removed.
Union Col. James A. Mulligan, 23rd Illinois Infantry, supervised the construction of Fort Mulligan between August and December 1863. Known locally as Fort Hill, the work protected the South Branch Valley and its Unionist residents and also served . . . Map (db m173250) HM
16West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Grant County / Hardy County
On U.S. 220, 0.2 miles west of Rig Road (County Road 10), on the left when traveling west.
Grant County. Formed in 1866 from Hardy. Named for General Grant, later President. At the northwestern corner is the Fairfax Stone, which established the limits of the lands of Lord Fairfax. The county has many mountain peaks and beautiful . . . Map (db m162737) HM
17West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Maple Hill CemeteryBrief Peace in the Midst of War
On North Main Street.
The brick church formerly on this site was named Mount Zion Presbyterian Church. The congregation stopped meeting here after Federal forces occupied Petersburg in May 1862, took over the church building, and began using it as a commissary. The . . . Map (db m58681) HM
18West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Parrott Rifle
Near North Fork Highway (West Virginia Route 55) at Hospital Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Patented in 1861 by former Union officer Robert P. Parrott, the Parrott rifle was inexpensive to manufacture and accurate. The Parrott could hit a target at 2,500 yards, about twice the range of a smoothbore gun. They were so accurate that the . . . Map (db m163916) HM
19West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Petersburg
On Virginia Avenue (West Virginia Route 55) east of Main Street (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
Settled about 1745. Near by was Fort George, Indian fort. Federal trenches overlooked the town in 1863 and 1864. Here is grave of Rev. W. N. Scott, pioneer preacher, who built churches at Old Fields, Moorefield, and Petersburg.Map (db m162730) HM
20West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Protecting Supplies
Near the Grant Memorial Hospital Parking Lot south of Houghlin Lane (West Virginia Route 55).
As you stand here, near the middle of Fort Mulligan, its sheer size becomes apparent. It is approximately 700 feet east to west and 400 feet north to south at its widest point. Surrounding you are the Fort’s intricate inner works called . . . Map (db m14529) HM
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21West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — The Impregnable Fortress
Near the Grant Memorial Hospital Parking Lot south of Houghlin Lane (West Virginia Route 55).
You are now at the western end of Fort Mulligan. The acute angles at this end of the works were clearly designed to be occupied by several artillery pieces to fend off attacks from the Seneca Road and the ravine to the southwest. Fort . . . Map (db m14536) HM
22West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — The Irish Brigade & the McNeill Rangers / The Civil War Comes to Hardy CountyMilitary Events near Petersburg, WV
Near Grant Memorial Hospital Parking Lot south of West Virginia Route 55.
The Irish Brigade & the McNeill Rangers General James A. Mulligan, USA Born June 25, 1830 in Utica, NY, James Adelbert Mulligan was a spirited Irish-American who wore a green scarf in combat. At the outbreak of the Civil War he . . . Map (db m202860) HM
23West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — The Last Days of Fort Mulligan
Near from the Grant Memorial Hospital Parking Lot south of Houghlin Lane (West Virginia Route 55).
In December of 1863, Colonel James Mulligan returned to New Creek and Colonel Joseph Thoburn took command of the 1,785 Union soldiers at Petersburg. Confederate Major General Fitzhugh Lee’s forces began to move on Petersburg on January 3rd, . . . Map (db m14519) HM
24West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — The Tannery in Petersburg, WV
Near Virginia Avenue (U.S. 220) at Pine Street, on the right when traveling east.
This house is one of the original company homes built by the tannery in Petersburg. It was part of a row of ten houses, all painted yellow, which were rented to tannery employees at a reduced rate of $3.00 a month. Each house had five rooms and . . . Map (db m162728) HM
25West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — War in Grant CountyEngagement at Johnson Run
On South Main Street (U.S. 220) at C Street on South Main Street.
During the Civil War, loyal Unionist Home Guard companies patrolled Hardy County (now Grant County) to defend it against Confederate incursions. Near here on Johnson Run on June 19, 1864, a mixed command that included men from several companies . . . Map (db m129309) HM
26West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Welcome to Fort Mulligan Civil War Site
Near the Grant Memorial Hospital West Parking Lot south of Houghlin Lane (West Virginia Route 55).
Exploring Fort Mulligan. A trail system with interpretive exhibits describe the Fort’s construction, usage and strategic importance during the Civil War. Most of the site is wheelchair accessible, however several areas are inaccessible . . . Map (db m155441) HM
27West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Welton Park
On U.S. 220.
The Petersburg Gap is a natural wonder exposing Helderberg limestone and Oriskany sandstone cliffs towering more than 800 feet above the South Branch of the Potomac River. The renowned writer and artist, David Hunter Strother whose pen name was . . . Map (db m58677) HM
28West Virginia, Grant County, Petersburg — Winter Quarters Huts
Near Grant Memorial Hospital Parking south of West Virginia Route 55.
In 1863, your view from here would have been of a barren, muddy landscape, with crude, smoking huts half buried in the hillsides. The area surrounding the Fort was most likely stripped of timber as the need for open fields of fire, fuel and . . . Map (db m155444) HM
29West Virginia, Grant County, Scherr — Greenland Gap
On Laurel Dale Road (West Virginia Route 93) at Presbyterian Church Road (County Route 1), on the right when traveling south on Laurel Dale Road.
Cliffs 800 feet high lining great cleft in the New Creek and Knobley mountains, which rival the famed Franconia Notch of New England. Scene of skirmish in 1863 between General Jones' cavalry and Federal troops from New Creek.Map (db m36835) HM
30West Virginia, Grant County, Scherr — Greenland Gap Engagement"Fight to the last crust or cartridge" — Jones - Imboden Raid
On Laurel Dale Road (West Virginia Route 93) at Presbyterian Church Road (County Route 1), on the right when traveling south on Laurel Dale Road. Reported permanently removed.
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. "Grumble" Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Virginia through present-day West Virginia. Taking separate routes, they later reported that they . . . Map (db m165723) HM
31West Virginia, Grant County, Scherr — Greenland Gap Engagement"Fight to the last crust or cartridge" — Jones-Imboden Raid —
On Presbyterian Church Road (County Road 1) at Laurel Dale Road (State Route 93), on the right when traveling west on Presbyterian Church Road.
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. "Grumble" Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Virginia through present-day West Virginia. Taking separate routes, they later reported that they . . . Map (db m178393) HM
32West Virginia, Grant County, Williamsport — Vincent Williams
On Patterson Creek Road (County Route 5) 0.4 miles north of Williamsport-Twin Mountain Road (Local Road 5/2), on the left when traveling north.
Nearby was located cabin of Vincent Williams, an early settler and noted Indian fighter of the South Branch, who lived on Patterson’s Creek near Fort Pleasant. During a July 16, 1756 attack on his home, Williams killed five Native Americans before . . . Map (db m94034) HM
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2023