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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ohio County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Ohio 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 Ohio County, WV (157) Brooke County, WV (43) Marshall County, WV (48) Belmont County, OH (72) Jefferson County, OH (97) Washington County, PA (343)  OhioCounty(157) Ohio County (157)  BrookeCounty(43) Brooke County (43)  MarshallCounty(48) Marshall County (48)  BelmontCountyOhio(72) Belmont County (72)  JeffersonCounty(97) Jefferson County (97)  WashingtonCountyPennsylvania(343) Washington County (343)
Wheeling is the county seat for Ohio County
Adjacent to Ohio County, West Virginia
      Brooke County (43)  
      Marshall County (48)  
      Belmont County, Ohio (72)  
      Jefferson County, Ohio (97)  
      Washington County, Pennsylvania (343)  
 
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1West Virginia, Ohio County, Bethlehem — Walter Reuther
On Ridgecrest Road (West Virginia Route 88) 0.1 miles north of Maple Lane, on the right when traveling north.
The son of German immigrants, Reuther was born 1 September 1907 in Wheeling, Influenced by his father's work in the labor movement, he moved to Detroit, where he worked for Ford and organized auto workers. One of 20th century's most influential . . . Map (db m78484) HM
2West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — “Monument Place”
On Wheeling and Elm Grove Boulevard (West Virginia Route 88) at National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west on Wheeling and Elm Grove Boulevard.
On site of Fort Shepherd is this mansion, built in 1798 by Moses Shepherd and known as Shepherd Hall. Among its guests were Lafayette, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay. Clay's support brought National Pike here.Map (db m750) HM
3West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Chester D. Hubbard
On National Road (U.S. 40) 0.1 miles north of Willow Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Connecticut. November 25, 1814, he was a noted businessman in antebellum Wheeling. A member of the 1852-53 VA legislature, he also was a delegate to the 1861 Richmond Convention, where he voted against secession. Hubbard served in the 1861 . . . Map (db m189423) HM
4West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Daniel Lamb
On National Road (U.S. 40) 0.1 miles west of Willow Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Born 1810 in PA. Lamb was a lawyer and banker in Wheeling. He served at the 1861 Wheeling conventions that led to WV statehood and at the first constitutional convention. Elected five times to the House of Delegates, he supported leniency for . . . Map (db m189429) HM
5West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Elm Grove Stone Bridge
On National Road (U.S. 40) at Wheeling and Elm Glove Boulevard (West Virginia Route 88), on the right when traveling west on National Road.
Built in 1817 by Moses Shepherd, a prominent Ohio Countian, as part of the National Road. Constructed of uncoursed limestone, but covered by concrete in 1958, it is the oldest extant three span elliptical arch bridge in the state. Also known as . . . Map (db m64226) HM
6West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Forks of Wheeling Creek
On Wheeling and Elm Glove Boulevard (U.S. 88) west of National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
George Washington described the land here in 1770. The French expedition headed by Capt. Celeron buried leaden plates at the mouth in 1749 and claimed the land for France. De Bonnescamp’s map gives creek name–Kanonouaras.Map (db m749) HM
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7West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — In Honor of All who Served
On West Wheeling Drive when traveling west.
In Honor of All who Served in World War 1917-1918Map (db m71011) WM
8West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Jesse Lee Reno
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Major General Jesse Lee Reno was born at Wheeling. June 20, 1823. He served in the Mexican War. He was killed at South Mountain, Maryland, September 14, 1862, while commanding the 9th Army Corps, United States Volunteers. Major General Reno was West . . . Map (db m33915) HM
9West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Joseph Thoburn
On National Road (U.S. 40) 0.1 miles north of Willow Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Born 1825 in Ireland, he set up a medical practice in Wheeling in 1853. He was appointed surgeon of the pro-Union 1st VA Infantry in May 1861 and fought at Philippi under Benjamin Kelley. In August 1861, he was named colonel of the reorganized . . . Map (db m189426) HM
10West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Madonna of the Trail
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west.
(South Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days. (East Face) To the pioneer mothers of our mountain state, whose courage, optimism, live and sacrifice made possible the National Highway that united east . . . Map (db m498) HM
11West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — Sara Lucy Bagby
On National Road (U.S. 40) 0.1 miles west of Willow Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
On October 3, 1860. Bagby fled from slavery in Wheeling. Her arrest in Cleveland, OH, on January 19, 1861, became a test case of the Fugitive Slave Act. Wheeling resident John Goshorn and his son showed proof of ownership, and the federal court . . . Map (db m189428) HM
12West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — State’s Birthplace
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west.
West Virginia was organized in 1861 at Washington Hall, 12th and Market streets. The Linsly Institute Building, Eoff and 15th streets, was the first Capitol. From 1875 to 1885, the Capitol was in the County-City Building.Map (db m729) HM
13West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — The Madonna of the Trail
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west.
The statue before you was created as a tribute to the pioneer women who braved the uncertainties of the great journey west. The Madonna memorials were a project of the Daughters of the American Revolution and were dedicated between 1926 and 1929. . . . Map (db m500) HM
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14West Virginia, Ohio County, Elm Grove — The National Pike
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west.
The National Pike, called the “Old Cumberland Road” , was started in 1811 and used to Wheeling in 1817 and by mail coaches from Washington by 1818. Most of it followed the Nemacolin Path and Braddock’s Road from Cumberland, Md.Map (db m512) HM
15West Virginia, Ohio County, Triadelphia — Triadelphia
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Chapel Mill Road (Local Route 8), on the left when traveling east.
Named for three friends. Near this spot, on Middle Wheeling Creek, Jonathan Link built a blockhouse in 1780. Next year a band of 20 Indians killed Link and two companions and captured and tomahawked Presley Peak and William Hawkins.Map (db m64379) HM
16West Virginia, Ohio County, Valley Grove — Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania
On National Road (U.S. 40) near the state line, on the right when traveling west.
Ohio County. Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning “Beautiful River.” Scene of last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by La Salle, Celoron, Gist, Washington, and later explorers. . . . Map (db m9384) HM
17West Virginia, Ohio County, Valley Grove — Ray’s Arithmetic
On National Pike (U.S. 40) near County Route 45, on the right when traveling west.
North, Joseph Ray, who wrote the celebrated Ray’s Arithmetic, was born, Nov. 25, 1807. At the age of 16, Ray went to Cincinnati where in 1834 he published the first of his series of textbooks on arithmetic and algebra.Map (db m518) HM
18West Virginia, Ohio County, Valley Grove — Roney’s Point
On National Road (U.S. 40) near Dallas Pike (County Route 41), on the right when traveling east.
Here is located the historic “Heimberger House,” one of the first and most famous of the numerous stopping places which sprang up to server the traffic on the National Road. Still standing, it is now called the “Old Stone House.”Map (db m66677) HM
19West Virginia, Ohio County, Valley Grove — The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
Near West Virginia Welcome Center (Interstate 70) west of the Pennsylvania state line, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance the . . . Map (db m511) HM
20West Virginia, Ohio County, West Liberty — Curtis Hall
On University Drive, 0.4 miles south of Van Meter Way (West Virginia Route 88), on the right when traveling south.
Completed in 1929, Curtis Hall originally housed biology and chemistry classrooms and laboratories and later the physics and dental hygiene departments. The structure's name honored members of the Curtis family, who served the College as . . . Map (db m196449) HM
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21West Virginia, Ohio County, West Liberty — John F. Kennedy Address at West Liberty State College
On University Drive south of Van Meter Way (West Virginia Route 88), on the left when traveling south.
On this spot on April 19, 1960 John F. Kennedy addressed the students and faculty of West Liberty State College.Map (db m196453) HM
22West Virginia, Ohio County, West Liberty — McColloch Hall
On University Drive, 0.1 miles south of Van Meter Way, on the left when traveling north.
From 1932 to 1970, McColloch Hall contained West Liberty State College's library. It also housed an art department, home economics, and the first student union - The Center. Originally erected as a freestanding building, it was joined with Curtis . . . Map (db m196454) HM
23West Virginia, Ohio County, West Liberty — POW★MIA MemorialYou are not forgotten
On Van Meter Way (West Virginia Route 88) at Apple Pie Ridge, on the right when traveling south on Van Meter Way.
We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared So we may always be free.Map (db m196461) WM
24West Virginia, Ohio County, West Liberty — Raymond Van Montgomery Memorial
Near The Quad, on the right when traveling north.
To the memory of Raymond Van Montgomery Captain of the 1919 Football Team who paid the supreme sacrifice for West Liberty State Normal at Warwood, W. Va. November 11, 1919 Map (db m196457) HM WM
25West Virginia, Ohio County, West Liberty — Shotwell Hall
On The Quad, on the right when traveling south.
Shotwell Hall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1937Map (db m196460) HM
26West Virginia, Ohio County, West Liberty — West Liberty
On Chatham Street (West Virginia Route 88) east of Girty's Point Road (County Route 7/4), on the right when traveling west.
First organized town in the Ohio Valley. Formed in 1787. First court of Ohio County met at Black's Cabin here in 1777. Near by is grave of Captain Samuel Brady, hero of the Pennsylvania and Virginia frontiers.Map (db m39663) HM
27West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — 612 Main Street
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) just south of 6th Street, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m176785) HM
28West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — 623 Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 2) just north of Main Street Terrace, on the left when traveling north.
623 Main Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m176784) HM
29West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — 647 Main Street
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) just north of 7th Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m176781) HM
30West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — 659 Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at 7th Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m176779) HM
31West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — 745 Main Street
On Main Street (U.S. 40) just south of 7th Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m176774) HM
32West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — 800 Main Street
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) at 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m176773) HM
33West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Alex Salvatori and James R. Flynn
On 12th Street at Main Street (West Virginia Route 2), on the right when traveling west on 12th Street.
In recognition of Fed One Bank's Founders, Alex Salvatori and James R. Flynn for their wisdom, leadership, commitment, and contribution to the community. Fed One Bank Founded . . . Map (db m196414) HM
34West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Alexis de Tocqueville
On Grandview Street, on the right when traveling north.
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35West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Alpaca
Near Zoo Circle, 0.3 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Alpacas were domesticated from the Vicuña, a member of the Camelid family, about 6,000 years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America. They are mostly farmed for their wool, which is especially soft and also considered hypoallergenic. . . . Map (db m196417) HM
36West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Augustus Pollack
On Water Street at 14th Street, on the right when traveling south on Water Street.
Erected by Trade Union Members of United States in memory of Augustus Pollack whose business life and actions were always in sympathy with organized labor.Map (db m16250) HM
37West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Augustus PollackFriend of Organized Labor
On Water Street just north of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Born in Germany in 1830, Augustus Pollack came to Wheeling in the 1850s and established the Crown Stogie Company in East Wheeling. Most known for his labor-management relations, he paid excellent wages, provided exceptional conditions, and . . . Map (db m196408) HM
38West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — B & O Railroad“All Aboard!”
On Market Street east of 16th Street (West Virginia Route 2), on the right when traveling north.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad reached Wheeling on Christmas Eve 1852 and was one of the best presents the city of Wheeling ever received. From that Christmas until the last “All Aboard!” was shouted on June 30, 1961, our city utilized . . . Map (db m39785) HM
39West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Bald Eagle / Amelia the Bald Eagle
On Zoo Circle, 0.4 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Bald Eagle Bald eagles are large birds of prey found throughout North America. They typically prefer habitats near lakes, streams, or rivers where they can hunt for their primary prey of fish. However, bald eagles also regularly . . . Map (db m196428) HM
40West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Station
Near Market Street.
. . . Map (db m72277) HM
41West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Board of Trade and Court Theatre
On 12th Street at Chapline Street, on the right when traveling east on 12th Street.
On this site stood the first Ohio County Courthouse whose cornerstone was laid in 1839. In the 1890s, the Courthouse was razed and replaced by the Board of Trade Building and Court Theatre. Wheeling architect Edward Batee Franzheim designed the . . . Map (db m71103) HM
42West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Bobcat
On Zoo Circle, 0.4 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
• Bobcats are carnivores and hunt as ambush predators, waiting for a prey item to get close to them before pouncing. • Bobcats in West Virginia eat a variety of prey items including birds, small rodents, squirrels, woodchucks, beavers, . . . Map (db m196431) HM
43West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Boer and Nubian Goats
Near Zoo Circle, 0.3 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Goats use their lips, teeth, and tongue to graze and browse from vegetation. These intelligent creatures are very curious, and they will even stand on their back legs to reach up into the trees for food. Goats were one of the first . . . Map (db m196418) HM
44West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Brooke County / Ohio County
On Stone Shannon Road (West Virginia Route 2) at Stone Shannon Road, on the right when traveling north on Stone Shannon Road.
Brooke County. Formed in 1797 from Ohio County. Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county. Ohio . . . Map (db m176459) HM
45West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Camp CarlileUnion Camp at Wheeling Island — The First Campaign
Near North Wabash Street, 0.1 miles north of Zane Street (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
On the morning of May 14, 1861, the companies of Capt. Andrew H. Britt and Edward W. Stephens marched across the Wheeling Suspension Bridge to Wheeling Island. They settled into camp on the northwestern corner of the island at the fairgrounds. . . . Map (db m92543) HM
46West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Camp Carlile
On Zane Street at North Wabash Street, on the right when traveling west on Zane Street.
At this camp, Generals Duvall, Kelley, and Colonel Thoburn recruited and rendezvoused the First (West) Virginia Inf., Volunteers. Later, name was changed to Camp Willey, in honor of one of the State's first United States Senators.Map (db m189421) HM
47West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Camp Carlile
On North Wabash Street, 0.1 miles north of Zane Street (U.S. 40/250), on the left when traveling north.
Former Union army training center 1861 - 1865Map (db m196354) HM
48West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Camp Carlile"A Warlike Appearance"
On North Wabash Street, 0.1 miles north of Zane Street (U.S. 40/250), on the left when traveling north.
Imagine the Wheeling Island landscape in front of you filled with thousands of marching soldiers, galloping horses, and booming cannons. Clouds of woodsmoke and gun smoke hung over the fields that stretch north along the back channel of the Ohio . . . Map (db m200542) HM
49West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Carriage House Glass
On Oglebay Drive (West Virginia Route 88) 0.1 miles south of Lodge Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . Map (db m139630) HM
50West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Central Chinese Goral
On Zoo Circle, 0.2 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling south.
• The central Chinese goral is a goat species from mountainous regions of China. • This species is capable of jumping long distances to evade predators such as tigers and snow leopards. • Males are slightly larger than females with . . . Map (db m196415) HM
51West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Charles Ellet, Jr.(1810 – 1862)
On Virginia Street (U.S. 40) at South Front Street, on the right when traveling east on Virginia Street.
This notable American engineer designed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, completed in 1849. Ellet’s other engineering accomplishments included: improving flood control and navigation of mid-western rivers; planning the layout of railways . . . Map (db m75843) HM
52West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Charles W. Russell House
On 12th Street just east of Chapline Street, on the right when traveling west.
Charles W. Russell House Built in 1848 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m176803) HM
53West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Civil War Nurses
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) north of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south.
The first Catholic nursing sisters in Wheeling, Sisters of St. Joseph, arrived in 1853 to operate Wheeling Hospital. During the Civil War, they nursed Union and Confederate soldiers and military prisoners. In 1864. several Sisters received . . . Map (db m189410) HM
54West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Congressional Medal of HonorRecipients of Ohio County
On Wheeling Heritage Trail west of Water Street.
Civil War 1865     Josiah M. Curtis 1865     Daniel A. Wood 1865     Joseph McCauslin 1865     Thomas Anderson Indian Wars 1869     Michael Corcoran 1874     William Dixon 1875     Daniel Bishop Noncombatant . . . Map (db m117460) WM
55West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Eastern Box Turtle
On Zoo Circle, 0.1 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Box turtles can be found in forests and grasslands of the eastern United States. They spend their time foraging throughout their range searching for plants and invertebrates that make up the majority of their diet. The most notable feature . . . Map (db m196448) HM
56West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Farm Residence
On Oglebay Drive (West Virginia Route 88) 0.3 miles east of Lodge Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . Map (db m139629) HM
57West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — First Mass in West Virginia
Near Water Street south of 11th Street, on the right when traveling south.
This plaque commemorates the first Mass in what is now West Virginia August 13, 1749, and the establishment of the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling July 19, 1850.Map (db m196367) HM
58West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — First State Capitol
On Eoff Street (West Virginia Route 2) at 15th Street when traveling west on Eoff Street.
First Government of West Virginia established here on June 20, 1863 with Arthur I. Boreman as Governor. This building served as the state capitol until 1870 and again from 1875 to 1876.Map (db m71063) HM
59West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — First State Capitol
On Eoff Street at 15th Street, on the right when traveling south on Eoff Street.
Built in 1859 for Linsly Institute, this building served as the first capitol of West Virginia from 1863 to 1870. The inauguration of the state's first governor, Arthur I. Boreman, was held here on June 20, 1863. West Virginia ratification of the . . . Map (db m142390) HM
60West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — First United Presbyterian Church
On Chapline Street, 0.1 miles north of 14th Street, on the left when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1825Map (db m176797) HM
61West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Flaccus Building2269 Market St. — 1881 —
On Market Street just north of 23rd Street, on the right when traveling south.
George E. Flaccus was a wholesale food dealer. He opened his business, which specialized in fancy groceries and the manufacture of minced meats on this N.W. corner of Market Street in 1881. Wheeling's population had grown to 30,000. The City . . . Map (db m196464) HM
62West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Formal Gardens
On Oglebay Drive (West Virginia Route 88) 0.2 miles north of Lodge Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed . . . Map (db m139619) HM
63West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Fort Henry
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) south of 10th Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
Attacked, 1777, by Wyandot, Mingo, and Shawnee Indians who were repulsed by garrison under David Shepherd after white scouting parties had lost heavily. Maj. Samuel McCullough made famous ride over cliff during attack. Last battle of the . . . Map (db m71075) HM
64West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Fort Henry"The Bloody Year of the Three Sevens" — Wheeling National Heritage Area —
On Wheeling Heritage Trail just south of 10th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Planned by General George Rogers Clarke and constructed in 1774 by Wheeling settlers, Fort Henry withstood a number of sieges. The first major battle was during the Revolutionary War in September 1777 when the British led 300 Wyandot, Mingo, and . . . Map (db m71165) HM
65West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Francis H. Pierpont
On 16th Street (West Virginia Route 2) at Market Street (West Virginia Route 2), on the right when traveling west on 16th Street.
Francis H. Pierpont Governor of the restored government of Virginia 1861 - 1868 The father of West Virginia
"Lose not your sacred liberties, never abandon that flag, never yield the rights of free men." F.H. . . . Map (db m176838) HM
66West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Gibson-Linn
On Stone Boulevard, 0.2 miles north of West Chapline Street, on the right when traveling south.
Among many daring frontier exploits was the journey of Captain George Gibson and Lieutenant William Linn to New Orleans, 1776-77. Despite danger and opposition, they secured powder for use of Fort Henry against the Indians.Map (db m79896) HM
67West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Gold Star Families Memorial MonumentA tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. — Homeland • Family • Patriot • Sacrifice —
Near Water Street south of 11th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Throughout America today, we honor the dead of our wars. We recall their valor and their sacrifices. We remember they gave their lives so that others might live. Ronald Reagan
Gold Star Families Memorial . . . Map (db m196366) WM
68West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Gordon Battelle
On Main Street, 0.1 miles south of 16th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Methodist minister and educator Gordon Battelle was a delegate to state's first Constitutional Convention in 1861. Battelle was instrumental in the inclusion of free public education, but his efforts at gradual emancipation of slaves failed. In . . . Map (db m142391) HM
69West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Greenhouses
On Oglebay Drive (West Virginia Route 88) 0.2 miles north of Lodge Drive, on the right when traveling east.
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Early Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement of . . . Map (db m139576) HM
70West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Grevy's Zebra
On Zoo Circle, 0.1 miles north of Waddington Drive, on the left when traveling north.
What has caused the Grevy's Zebra population decline? • Reduction of habitat • Competition with livestock for food and water • Drought • Diseases contracted from domestic cattle
Fun Fact: Grevy's . . . Map (db m196447) HM
71West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Guest House
On Oglebay Drive (West Virginia Route 88) 0.2 miles east of Lodge Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . Map (db m139585) HM
72West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — How The Zoo GrewHonoring the Memory of Philip Mayer Good
On Zoo Circle, 0.2 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
The spirit of a young boy who lived in Wheeling, and who died too soon, inspired this facility that is unique in scope and purpose. After the death of their oldest son, seven-year old Philip Mayer Good in 1971, the Laurence F. Good family pledged . . . Map (db m196423) HM
73West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Hugh E. McConkey(Mack) — 1882 - 1939 —
On North Front Street at North Huron Street, on the right when traveling west on North Front Street.
Erected by baseball players and fans of the Ohio Valley in memory of the Dean of Ohio Valley Baseball
We miss you now, our hearts are sore As time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face No one . . . Map (db m196363) HM
74West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — In Memoriam
Near Wheeling Heritage Trail.
Dedicated May 31, 1993Map (db m78793) WM
75West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Independence HallBeginning of Statehood — The First Campaign
On 16th Street (West Virginia Route 2) east of Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Reported permanently removed.
This building, erected as a Federal customs house in 1859, is known as West Virginia Independence Hall. Considered the birthplace of West Virginia, it is the site of a series of events that led to the state’s creation in 1863. In spring and . . . Map (db m34566) HM
76West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Jacob Wise House
On Main Street (U.S. 40) just south of 8th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Jacob Wise House 802 Main Street
is listed in the National Register of Historic Resources by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1880 Map (db m176771) HM
77West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Kaley Center
On 14th Street at Chapline Street, on the right when traveling west on 14th Street.
Kaley Center circa 1922 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The "Chicago School" style building, which was restored to its original historic . . . Map (db m196463) HM
78West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Kangaroo or Wallaby? / Are Kangaroos Rare?
On Zoo Circle, 0.1 miles north of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Kangaroo or Wallaby? The difference between kangaroos and wallabies is size! The largest species of kangaroo can reach 6 feet in height. Wallabies are 3½ feet tall or less. Kangaroos and wallabies belong to a group of . . . Map (db m196441) HM
79West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Lewis and Clark
On 14th Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling south on 14th Street.
Meriwether Lewis arrived here on 7 September 1803 on first leg of trip to explore and study lands, natural features and resources, waterways, and animal life of West. Noted Fort Henry, procured second pirogue to transport supplies, picked up goods . . . Map (db m2378) HM
80West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — List House
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) at Interstate 70, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Built for Henry Kilbourne List in 1858; Renaissance Revival style house given to the Woman's Club in 1941 and purchased by the Red Cross in 1946.Map (db m16252) HM
81West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Llama
Near Zoo Circle, 0.3 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Llamas were domesticated from the Guanaco, a member of the Camelid family, 6,000 years ago in Peru. The people of the Andes Mountains mainly raise llamas as pack animals and for wool, however they do also provide leather and meat, and their . . . Map (db m196416) HM
82West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Mail Pouch Tobacco"Chew Mail Pouch - Treat Yourself to the Best" — Wheeling National Heritage Area —
On Water Street at 40th Street, on the right when traveling south on Water Street.
Mail Pouch is one of Wheeling's most recognizable products. Aaron and Samuel Bloch began making chewing tobacco after experimenting with "cigar scrap." This afterthought quickly became a favorite with local coal miners and soon the rest of the . . . Map (db m83120) HM
83West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Mansion
On Oglebay Drive (Route 88) 0.1 miles north of Lodge Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the proposed arrangement . . . Map (db m139621) HM
84West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Marsh Wheeling StogiesA "Workingman's Stogie"
Near Wheeling Heritage Trail.
Operating in Wheeling for over 161 years, Marsh Wheeling Stogies was the oldest continuous cigar manufacturing operation in the United States. Reflecting Wheeling's early pioneer heritage and spirit, these stogies and their boxes became a symbol of . . . Map (db m71129) HM
85West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — McColloch’s Leap
On National Road (U.S. 40) east of Stone Boulevard, on the left when traveling west.
Major Samuel McColloch daring scout, gallant soldier while attempting the relief of Fort Henry at Wheeling September, 1777 escaped an overwhelming body of Indians by forcing his horse over this precipiceMap (db m513) HM
86West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Mount de Chantal
On Washington Avenue (Interstate 70), on the right when traveling west.
Established in 1848 and incorporated as the Wheeling Female Academy in 1852. Founded by the Sisters of the Visitation and the Right Reverend R. V. Whelan, Bishop of Richmond, to educate Catholic women. Academy moved to this site and into the main . . . Map (db m31056) HM
87West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Mount Wood CemeteryFounded - 1848
On Mount Wood Road just north of 4th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Pathway to McCullough's Leap on Sep. 3rd, 1777Map (db m176761) HM
88West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Odd Fellows Hall Association
On Chapline Street just south of 12th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Original three-story building erected on this site, S.W. corner of Monroe and Fourth Streets, Wheeling, Virginia, in the year of 1859 destroyed by fire on Saturday night, March 18,1950. Present two-story building constructed in the year 1951, . . . Map (db m176800) HM
89West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Oglebay Mansion MuseumBurton Center
On Bethany Pike (West Virginia Route 88) 1.7 miles east of Greggsville Clinton and Potomac Road (County Route 7).
Former Waddington Farm residence of Earl William Oglebay 1849 — 1926 and Sallie Paull Howell Oglebay 1856 — 1916 Daughter Sarita Oglebay Burton 1882 — 1930 Grandson Courtney Burton, Jr. 1912 — 1992 . . . Map (db m39753) HM
90West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Ohio County / State of Ohio
On Zane Street (U.S. 40) near Bridge Park, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
Ohio County. Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning “Beautiful River.” Scene of last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by La Salle, Celoron, Gist, Washington, and later explorers. . . . Map (db m9386) HM
91West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Old Custom House
On 16th Street (West Virginia Route 2) at Market Street, on the right when traveling west on 16th Street.
Designed by federal architect Ammi B. Young for use as Custom House, Post Office and Federal Court. Constructed 1856-9 at cost of $96,918. Convention here in 1861 helped set stage for West Virginia Statehood. State’s first constitution approved . . . Map (db m34564) HM
92West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Old Garibaldi
On 16th Street just west of Chapline Street, on the right when traveling west.
Cannon made 1861 by Workmen of La Belle Nail Factory. "Old Garibaldi" Civil Way. Fired after Spanish American War. World War. Wheeling, W.Va. This cannon fired after the Persian Gulf War 1990-91. Also fired to commemorate the . . . Map (db m176837) HM WM
93West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Old Trails Road
On 10th Street west of Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
Old Trails RoadMap (db m176793) HM
94West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Our Lady of Mount Lebanon Veterans Memorial
On Eoff Street north of 23rd Street, on the right when traveling north.
Erected by the grateful Parish of Our Lady of Mount Lebanon in honor of those who served their country and dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives for our liberty World War II David Brice • Joseph Bryan • Nicholas . . . Map (db m83125) WM
95West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Pallas's Cat Conservation
On Zoo Circle, 0.5 miles south of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
The Pallas's cat is currently classified as near threatened, but populations are decreasing due to hunting for fur and medicinal usage. Their main food source, the pika, is considered a pest and is often poisoned to control its population. The . . . Map (db m196433) HM
96West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Pennsylvania DepotAccess to the Prosperous East
Near Wheeling Heritage Trail.
The mighty Pennsylvania Railroad rolled into Wheeling on February 24, 1878. It provided access north to Pittsburgh and south to Parkersburg for Wheeling's industrial products. It also enabled Wheeling's farmers and manufacturers to increase trade . . . Map (db m71171) HM
97West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Race For Survival!
On Zoo Circle, 0.1 miles north of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling north.
The fastest land animal is becoming one of the fastest to disappear! Cheetah once roamed throughout Africa and into eastern India. Today, they are found in less than 1/4 of their original range. It is estimated that the population of wild cheetah . . . Map (db m196446) HM
98West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Rebecca Harding Davis
On Chapline Street south of 20th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Born 1831 in Washington, PA. she moved to Wheeling with her family in 1836. The early industry of the city served as a major influence in her later writings. In 1861, The Atlantic Monthly published her most acclaimed work. Life in the Iron . . . Map (db m189418) HM
99West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Red Wolf
On Zoo Circle, 0.2 miles north of Waddington Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Red wolves are larger than coyotes, weighing 45-80 pounds. This elusive species is usually active at dawn and dusk. They hunt mostly white-tail deer and small mammals, such as rabbits or rodents. They have been known to travel up to 20 miles to . . . Map (db m196436) HM
100West Virginia, Ohio County, Wheeling — Red Wolf
On Zoo Circle, 0.2 miles north of Waddington Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Thanks to reintroduction efforts, about 40 red wolves reside in a wildlife refuge in North Carolina. however, they continue to face threats such as competition, disease transmission, and hybridization with coyotes, as well as habitat . . . Map (db m196440) HM

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