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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lincoln County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WV (9) Boone County, WV (18) Cabell County, WV (52) Kanawha County, WV (165) Logan County, WV (15) Mingo County, WV (22) Putnam County, WV (25) Wayne County, WV (31)  LincolnCounty(9) Lincoln County (9)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  CabellCounty(52) Cabell County (52)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  LoganCounty(15) Logan County (15)  MingoCounty(22) Mingo County (22)  PutnamCounty(25) Putnam County (25)  WayneCounty(31) Wayne County (31)
Hamlin is the county seat for Lincoln County
Adjacent to Lincoln County, West Virginia
      Boone County (18)  
      Cabell County (52)  
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Logan County (15)  
      Mingo County (22)  
      Putnam County (25)  
      Wayne County (31)  
 
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1West Virginia, Lincoln County, Alum Creek — Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church
On Childress Road (West Virginia Route 214) at Little Coal River road, on the right when traveling west on Childress Road.
On September 21, 1833, an arm of Upper Falls of Coal River Church met at the forks of Coal River. The group petitioned, May 1834, and on June 21, 1834, became a distinct church, Forks of Coal River Church, with 25 members. A log meeting house was . . . Map (db m137393) WM
2West Virginia, Lincoln County, Branchland — John L. Chapman Family Cemetery
On McClellan Highway (West Virginia Route 10) just south of Reubens Branch Road, on the left when traveling south.
Several descendants of the Chapman family are buried here, as are some veterans. One of those interred is Captain John Chapman (34th VA Cav, CSA) who was wounded several times — once at Gettysburg — and who led troops in a skirmish at the . . . Map (db m178249) HM
3West Virginia, Lincoln County, Hamlin — Brigadier General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager
On Court Avenue (State Highway 3) 0.1 miles east of May Street, on the left when traveling east.
Born Myra, Lincoln County, West Virginia, February 13, 1923 Graduated Hamlin High School, 1941 Enlisted Army Air Corps, September 1941 Received Pilot’s Wings, March 1943 World War II, 64 combat missions, destroyed 13 enemy aircraft . . . Map (db m126798) HM WM
4West Virginia, Lincoln County, Hamlin — Hamlin
On Court Avenue (West Virginia Route 3) east of State Street, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
Hamlin became county seat, 1869. First court met, 1867, at Hamline Church (1 mile away), where, 1852-53, the Virginia Legislature established town of Hamline, named for Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the Methodist Episcopal Church.Map (db m178201) HM
5West Virginia, Lincoln County, Hamlin — 2000 — Hamlin
On Lynn Avenue (West Virginia Route 3) east of State Street, on the right when traveling west.
Hamlin became county seat, 1869. First court met, 1867, at Hamline Church (1 Mi. away), where, 1852-53, the Virginia Legislature established town of Hamline, named for Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the Methodist Episcopal Church.Map (db m126883) HM
6West Virginia, Lincoln County, Hamlin — Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Inc.
On Lynn Avenue (West Virginia Route 3) just west of First Street.
Founded 1975 in a renovated store by people of Lincoln County. First in nation to be federally designated as rural health clinic under PL 95-210. Hailed as model care provider, successfully building on community support, dedicated staff and Marshall . . . Map (db m178248) HM
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7West Virginia, Lincoln County, Hamlin — Skirmish at the Curry Farm
On Lynn Avenue (West Virginia Route 3) at State Street, on the right when traveling west on Lynn Avenue.
In May 1864, Capt. John Chapman (34th VA Cavalry) headed for Logan and Cabell counties to round up deserters from his battalion. On May 29, the Confederate force came upon elements of the 3rd WV Cavalry along Mud River on the Curry . . . Map (db m178247) HM
8West Virginia, Lincoln County, Harts — Brumfield Cemetery
On Riverview Avenue (Route 10) 0.2 miles east of Hartland Haul Road, on the left when traveling east.
At least two generations of the nineteenth century Brumfield family are reported to be buried here, including Paris Brumfield (1838-1891), Ann Toney Brumfield (1838-1894), and John Brumfield (1870-1900). Paris and John Brumfield were main . . . Map (db m160781) HM
9West Virginia, Lincoln County, Harts — Whaley's Escape
On Big Harts Creek Road (County Route 19) at Riverview Avenue (West Virginia Route 10), on the left when traveling north on Big Harts Creek Road.
Captured during the November 10, 1861, raid on Guyandotte, Kellian Whaley, U.S. Congressman and major of the 9th WV Infantry, escaped Confederate captors led by Capt. Vincent A. Witcher a few days later at Chapmanville. He made his way up Big Harts . . . Map (db m203916) HM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023