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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tucker County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Tucker 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 Tucker County, WV (71) Barbour County, WV (59) Grant County, WV (32) Preston County, WV (107) Randolph County, WV (104)  TuckerCounty(71) Tucker County (71)  BarbourCounty(59) Barbour County (59)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  PrestonCounty(107) Preston County (107)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)
Parsons is the county seat for Tucker County
Adjacent to Tucker County, West Virginia
      Barbour County (59)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Preston County (107)  
      Randolph County (104)  
 
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1West Virginia, Tucker County, Auvil — Jonathan Minear
Near Cheat Valley Highway (West Virginia Route 72) at Jonathan Run Road (County Route 6), on the right when traveling north.
During an Indian attack on Fort Minear at Saint George in 1781 Jonathan Minear returned to his farm to feed his livestock and was surprised and killed by Indians at this site.Map (db m184505) HM
2West Virginia, Tucker County, Coketon — Creating Coke, Created More Than SmokeA Scarred, but Healing Landscape
On Rail Falls Road (County Road 27/3) 0.6 miles south of Douglas Road (County Road 27), on the right when traveling south.
Open-shafted and surface coal mines, massive ovens, scattered coal and coking debris, smoke-belching steam engines, and construction and industrial activities all had environmental impacts. Smoke wasn’t the only consequence. When workers . . . Map (db m210126) HM
3West Virginia, Tucker County, Coketon — From Coal to Coke
On Rail Falls Road (Route 27/3) 0.6 miles south of Douglas Road (County Road 27), on the right when traveling south.
The soft, crumbly, low-sulfur coal extracted from this valley was ideal for processing into a charcoal-like substance called coke. Coke was and remains an essential fuel for blast furnaces in the nation's steel mills. To turn coal into . . . Map (db m210124) HM
4West Virginia, Tucker County, Coketon — Mine Portal No. 29Contemporary Drainage Issues Highlight Historic Engineering Practices
On Rail Falls Road (County Road 27/3) 0.2 miles south of Douglas Road (County Road 27), on the right when traveling south.
This area, part of the community of Coketon, was once the site of a large coal mining and processing complex, pictured in the main photo below. Underground mining ended here in the 1950s. A few foundations remain, along with some coke ovens, but . . . Map (db m210123) HM
5West Virginia, Tucker County, Coketon — Reclaiming the FutureCleanup in Progress
On Rail Falls Road (County Road 27/3) 0.4 miles south of Douglas Road (County Road 27), on the right when traveling south.
The last underground coal mine closed in the early 1950s, leaving a legacy of acid mine drainage, abandoned industrial structures, coke ovens, and debris. A major reclamation effort was conducted by the West Virginia Department of . . . Map (db m210127) HM
6West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Blackwater Falls State Park
Near Blackwater Lodge Road (County Road 29/1) 0.8 miles east of Blackwater Falls Cabin Area, on the right when traveling west.
This area became a full-fledged member of the West Virginia Park System on October 5, 1953. It was made possible by a gift to the West Virginia Conservation Commission by companies of the Allegheny Power System, which includes Monongahela Power . . . Map (db m205460) HM
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7West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Boardwalk to the FallsBlackwater Falls State Park
Near Canyon Point Road (County Road 29/2) east of Blackwater Falls Road (County Road 29), on the right when traveling east.
Early visitors to this area scrambled down a boulder-strewn path and climbed over fallen trees to view Blackwater Falls. As one of today's visitors, you are enjoying a boardwalk of more than 200 steps that will take you to the closest viewing . . . Map (db m153050) HM
8West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Changing Landscapes, Changing Values
On Camp 70 Road at Brown Mountain Trail, on the left when traveling east on Camp 70 Road.
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge works to preserve the unique, wetlands and uplands of this high elevation, moist valley, providing a haven for a diverse collection of plants and animals. Take time to talk Refuge trails. View red spruce on . . . Map (db m210149) HM
9West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Davis
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32) at Synergy Highway (West Virginia Route 93), on the right when traveling south on Appalachian Highway.
Home of First Free Methodist Church in West Virginia 1891Map (db m153045) HM
10West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Fairfax Line
On Camp 70 Road at Brown Mountain Trail, on the left when traveling east on Camp 70 Road.
Approximately 820 feet east of here, Camp 70 Road intersects the historic Fairfax Line, the western boundary of about 5,000,000 acres inherited by Thomas Lord Fairfax in 1719. In 1746 a survey party that included Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas . . . Map (db m210152) HM
11West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — In Memory of All American Veterans
On William Avenue (West Virginia Route 32) just west of 4th Street.
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal -- to valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these American veterans will continue to live or whenever and . . . Map (db m153047) WM
12West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Numbered Camps with Numbered Days
On Camp 70 Road at Brown Mountain Trail, on the left when traveling east on Camp 70 Road.
You are standing near the site of Camp 70, one of the numbered logging camps built by the Babcock lumber Company of Davis during the early 1900s. Temporary camps like these were located along railroad lines. Babcock Lumber built the railroads to . . . Map (db m210150) HM
13West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Porte CrayonBlackwater Falls State Park
Near Canyon Point Road (County Road 29/2) 0.1 miles east of Blackwater Falls Road (County Road 29) when traveling south.
Beginning in 1853, David Hunter Strother, writing under the pen name of "Porte Crayon," wrote a series of articles about his various adventures into the Blackwater region for Harper's New Monthly Magazine. His colorful descriptions and . . . Map (db m153051) HM
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14West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Salt Sands
The resistant Homewood and Conoquenessing sandstones, the “Salt Sands” of the driller, form the Canyon Walls and Blackwater Falls. These sands produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia and commercial brines on the Kanawha and Ohio . . . Map (db m69720) HM
15West Virginia, Tucker County, Davis — Salt Sands
Near Blackwater Falls Road (County Road 29) 0.7 miles west of Picnic Acres Road, on the left when traveling north.
💧 The resistant Homewood and Conoquenessing sandstones, the “Salt Sands” of the driller, form the Canyon Walls and Blackwater Falls. These sands produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia and commercial brines on the Kanawha and Ohio . . . Map (db m205458) HM
16West Virginia, Tucker County, Douglas — Black Fork GradeOne of the most grueling rail operations in North America
On Rail Falls Road (County Road 27/3) 1 mile south of Douglas Road (County Road 27), on the right when traveling north.
Just below Douglas is the crest of a steep, 10-mile railroad grade. Trains from Elkins reached the grade in Hendricks, where crews added locomotives called “helpers”. Heavy locomotives could handle long trains in most places, but the 3% grade . . . Map (db m210147) HM
17West Virginia, Tucker County, Douglas — Douglas, W. Va.A Mining Town from 1891 to 1972
On Rail Falls Road (County Road 27/3) 0.9 miles south of Douglas Road (County Road 27), on the right when traveling south.
Company-owned mining towns usually included a railroad station, a company general store, a school, a post office, churches, and multi-family homes. Douglas was named for Douglas Gorman, Jr., an associate of Henry Gassaway Davis. At its peak, . . . Map (db m210143) HM
18West Virginia, Tucker County, Montrose — Seneca Trail
On U.S. 219, on the right when traveling east.
The Seneca Trail, or Warriors' Path, was the Indian highway from New York to the South. In West Virginia, it followed in general the Alleghenies and this trail, made by moccasined feet centuries ago, may be seen at many points today.Map (db m24412) HM
19West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Williams v. Board of Education Case
On First Street (U.S. 219) west of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south.
In 1892, Coketon Colored School teacher Carrie Williams sued the local school board for equal pay. She was represented by the first African American lawyer in WV, J.R. Clifford, in front of Judge Hoke. Local jury found for her and she won appeal at . . . Map (db m74854) HM
20West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — All Gave Some, Some Gave All
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 72) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
All gave some Some gave allMap (db m153121) WM
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21West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Clash at Corricks FordDeath of Garnett — The First Campaign —
On Poplar Street, 0.1 miles south of Mill Street, on the left when traveling south.
In the spring of 1861, Union forces into northwestern Virginia to secure the vital Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, protect important turnpikes, and support Unionists against Confederates. The two sides fought numerous engagements between June . . . Map (db m159726) HM
22West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Corricks FordRetreat Becomes Disaster — The First Campaign —
Near Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east.
Federal victory at Rich Mountain on July 11, 1861, forced Confederate Gen. Robert S. Garnett's 4,000 troops to retreat from Laurel Hill in Barbour County. Garnett, fearing that his escape route was blocked, struck northeast. His goal was to circle . . . Map (db m23746) HM
23West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Corrick's Ford
On Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east.
After the Confederate defeat in the Tygarts Valley early in 1861, Gen. R.S. Garnett, the Southern leader, withdrew. Here he was overtaken by Federals under his West Point classmate, Gen. T.A. Morris, his army defeated, and himself mortally wounded.Map (db m169577) HM
24West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Corrick's Ford Battle
On 1st Street (U.S. 219) at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street.
1861 - 1865 Corrick's Ford Battle engagement between Federal troops under Gen. T.A. Morris and Confederate troops under Gen. R.S. Garnett, one mile south, July 13, 1861. Garnett, mortally wounded in this action, was the first general to . . . Map (db m33621) HM
25West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Corricks Ford BattlefieldDeath of a General and Birth of a State
On Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south.
"They have not given me an adequate force. I can do nothing. They have sent me to my death." Gen. Robert S. Garnet CSA "I have made a very clean sweep of it." Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan USA
. . . Map (db m23654) HM
26West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Corricks Ford BattlefieldTale of the Monuments
On Appalachian Highlands Trail, a walking trail, on the right when traveling east.
"No shaft of shining marble, new From the sculptor's hand we raise for you No, here we lay A boulder drawn from the river-side Where brave men battled and bled and died." Karl Myers, Ode to the Battle of Corricks Ford, 1926 On US Route . . . Map (db m23766) HM
27West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Corricks Ford BattlefieldFirst to Fall — General Garnett at Corricks Ford —
On Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east.
"How gallantly he died in the discharge of his duty." President Jefferson Davis CSA On July 13, 1861, some 3,500 Confederate soldiers under Gen. Robert S. Garnett crossed Shavers Fork here while chased by Union forces in a desperate bid to . . . Map (db m23769) HM
28West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Flood of November 4-5, 1985 Memorial
On 1st Street (U.S. 219) at Water Street, on the left when traveling west on 1st Street.
Rocks of destruction shaped with pride, form an ark of strength for those who survived, and a monument of glory for those who died, in the Flood of November 4-5, 1985. Cleta M. Long In memory of Raymond D. Bonner 1926 - . . . Map (db m153103) HM
29West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot / Parsons Railroad Depot
On Davis Street at Main Street (U.S. 219), on the left when traveling west on Davis Street.
Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot 1888 Trains in operation from 1889 - 1983 Parsons Railroad Depot Parsons, West Virginia has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States . . . Map (db m153124) HM
30West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Honor of All Women who Served in the Armed Forces to Preserve America's Freedom
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 72) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
This plaque is a testament to the spirit of patriotism inherent in all of the courageous women who volunteered to boldly defend, loyally uphold and valiantly preserve the liberties and freedom of this great land through their service in the armed . . . Map (db m153114) WM
31West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Memory of All American Veterans
On Main Street (U.S. 219) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
The memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, share a common, undeniable goal—to valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever and . . . Map (db m153118) WM
32West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Memory of All Korean War Veterans
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 72) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
They told us, "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." So we fought in the mountains on Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon. We froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun. At times, we were greatly . . . Map (db m153117) WM
33West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Memory of All Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 72) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
This Memorial is in honor of the men and women who served to liberate the Iraqi people from the Regime of Saddam Hussein. Standing tall and supporting what our nation is all about, freedom. The actions of those who were called to duty will . . . Map (db m153112) WM
34West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Memory of All Persian Gulf War Veterans
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 72) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
"I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lighting of Desert Storm." . . . Map (db m153111) WM
35West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 72) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause—freedom and honor—and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every . . . Map (db m153115) WM
36West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Memory of All World War I Veterans
On Main Street (U.S. 219) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
It was known as the Great War … the war to end all wars. We went "over there" to the songs and cheers of our countrymen, and marched right into the grim reality of twentieth century warfare. Poison gas, machine guns, tanks, aircraft and . . . Map (db m153120) WM
37West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — In Memory of All World War II Veterans
On Main Street (U.S. 219) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
This memorial is in honor of all of the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world. Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy; . . . Map (db m153119) WM
38West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Mary Jane Snyder
On U.S. 48/219 south of McFadden Street, on the left when traveling north.
Confederate cavalry led by Col. John Imboden entered Pendleton County on August 17, 1862. On the 19th, Mary Jane Snyder, daughter of Union scout Capt. John Snyder, rode 25 miles through wilderness to warn Union Capt. William Hall, who was camped at . . . Map (db m210403) HM
39West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Parsons / Corrick's Ford
On Main Street (State Highway 72) at 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
John Crouch, pioneer settler, established "tomahawk rights" here in 1766, but the town was not incorporated until 1893. Here Shavers Fork and Blackwater unite to form the Cheat River. Hu Maxwell, the historian, lived near. After the battles of . . . Map (db m23641) HM
40West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — The Corrick HouseCorricks Ford Battlefield — Silent Witness to War —
On Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east.
"We had [the general's] body taken to the house of Mr. Corrick, on the adjacent hill...and the next day we selected Garnett's own ambulance for his remains, which were placed in a box with salt." Capt. Henry W. Benham USA In front of you is . . . Map (db m23729) HM
41West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — This Stone Commemorates the Battle of Corricks Ford
On Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east.
Fought July 13 - 1861, on Shavers Fork. Here Gen. Robert S. Garnett fell the first officer killed in the Civil War.Map (db m169557) HM WM
42West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Tucker County Bank Building
On 1st Street (U.S. 219) at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m153100) HM
43West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — Tucker County CourthouseArchitect - Frank Pierce Milburn — Built 1898 - c. 1900 —
On 1st Street (U.S. 219) at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on 1st Street.
The original county seat at St. George was forcibly moved to Parsons at night on August 1, 1893. With the construction of the brick courthouse hopes of the return to St. George were lost forever. Declared a Tucker County Historic . . . Map (db m34640) HM
44West Virginia, Tucker County, Parsons — We Are Free Because You Were Brave!
On 1st Street (U.S. 219) just west of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west.
Korean Elmer L. Barkley • Jack D. Blosser • Delbert L. Cosner • Thomas R. Harper • Leonard Hebb • Denzil L. Judy • Andrew R. Ketterman • Warren G. Long • Leonard D. Nestor • Doyle D. Pennington • Forrest C. Poling • Forrest J. Poling • Ross D. . . . Map (db m153108) WM
45West Virginia, Tucker County, Red Creek — John Wolford
On State Highway 72, 0.1 miles west of State Highway 32.
Revolutionary War Soldier John Wolford 1754 - 1839 Built house here about 1805Map (db m34639) HM
46West Virginia, Tucker County, St. George — Capture of St. George / Imboden’s Expedition
On Location Road (County Route 5) at Limestone Road, on the left when traveling east on Location Road.
Capture of St. George. On November 9, 1862, Colonel John Imboden’s 1st VA Partisan Rangers captured the town of St. George. Having a larger Confederate force, he compelled Union Captain William Hal (6th WV) to surrender his command with . . . Map (db m184472) HM
47West Virginia, Tucker County, St. George — First County Seat / Fort Minear
On Location Road (County Route 5) at Limestone Road, on the left when traveling east on Location Road. Reported missing.
First County Seat. Here stood Tucker’s first courthouse. Confederate flag raised over it, May, 1861. The town changed sides ten times during the Civil War. "County Seat War" ended Aug 1, 1893, when records removed by armed men. Fort . . . Map (db m184485) HM
48West Virginia, Tucker County, St. George — Saint George Academy
On Holly Meadows Road (County Road 1) 0.2 miles west of Jones Lane (County Road 5/8), on the right when traveling east.
Incorporated July 20, 1885 by William H. Lipscomb, John J. Adams, Bascom B. Baker, Ezekiel Harper, Sansome E. Parsons, Wilson B. Maxwell, Adam C. Minear, and William E. Talbott. The school ceased to operate in June, 1893.Map (db m203448) HM
49West Virginia, Tucker County, St. George — St. George
On Cheat Valley Highway (West Virginia Route 72) east of Mountaineer Highway (West Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling west.
First county seat. Here John Minear and son, Jonathan, after early visits, settled in 1776. Bot of them were killed by Indians, 1780–1781. Captain James Parsons and brother, Thomas, made settlements in the Horseshoe, 1772–1774.Map (db m74908) HM
50West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — "All that Humanity Could Desire…"Thomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway.
The town is well equipped with store and shops, and for its population, of unusual size and attractiveness. In them can be found all that humanity could desire in the way of merchandise." — T. Nutter, Thomas, WV: History, . . . Map (db m153087) HM
51West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — A "Howling Wilderness"Thomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32) at 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north on Appalachian Highway.
The Thomas National Register Historic District is considered significant under Criterion A for its association with the settlement and development of Thomas and of Tucker County. Though remote, the area has been of interest to explorers . . . Map (db m153055) HM
52West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — A Lesson in ResourcefulnessThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway, in the median.
The People of Thomas The history books of Thomas are full of fascinating stories of the people who built these buildings and lived their lives here. Hundreds of people from around the world came to Thomas to seek their fortunes, . . . Map (db m153066) HM
53West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — A Window to the PastThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32) north of 3rd Street, in the median.
Thomas's National Register Significance The Thomas Commercial Historic District was listed as a National Register Historic District in 1997. In order to qualify for the National Register of Historic Place, a property must be at least 50 . . . Map (db m153057) HM
54West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Coketon Colored School
On Douglas Road / Front Street (County Route 27) 0.5 miles south of Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), on the left when traveling south.
Segregated school located along the North Fork of the Blackwater that served Coketon, center of coal and coke empire of H. G. Davis. In 1892 teacher Carrie Williams, represented by J. R. Clifford, state’s first African Amerian lawyer, sued when . . . Map (db m82119) HM
55West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Connecting Thomas to the WorldThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), on the right when traveling south.
The Railroad The West Virginia Central and Pittsburg (WVC&P) (Former Railyard, Tour No. 36) was founded by Henry Gassaway Davis, one of the most important figures in West Virginia history. Davis began his career as a . . . Map (db m153060) HM
56West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Dwellings and DesignThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway, in the median.
Residential Architecture in Thomas Modern society places value on home ownership, especially a house with land. However, families that moved from Europe or large cities such as New York in the early 20th century were not necessarily . . . Map (db m153071) HM
57West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Engineering BuildingHeadquarters for Coal Mine Planning, Payroll and Railroad Operations Management
On Douglas Road (County Road 27) at Dobbins Road (County Road 27/5), on the left when traveling west on Douglas Road.
Underground coal mining is dangerous and labor-intensive. Mine tunnels required careful engineering, and the Davis Coal and Coke Company built this Engineering Building to enable planning for efficient operations and good record-keeping. A . . . Map (db m153052) HM
58West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Exploring the Coketon Industrial Site / West Virginia Coal
On Blackwater Canyon Trail, on the right when traveling north.
Exploring the Coketon Industrial Site More than 100 years ago, massive steam engines pulling tons of coal-filled cars roared along this busy railroad route. The trains connected the rich coal mines of West Virginia to hungry steel mills in . . . Map (db m153095) HM
59West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Fairfax Stone
On Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.2 miles south of Kempton Road (West Virginia Route 9), on the right when traveling north.
The Fairfax Stone (½ Mi. E.) marking the Potomac's headwaters, was a corner of Lord Fairfax's vast estate. The line of 1736 was checked in 1746 by a survey on which Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, was engaged.Map (db m3945) HM
60West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Fairfax Stone
On Fairfax Road (West Virginia Route 9) at Seneca Trail (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling west on Fairfax Road.
This monument, at the headspring of the Potomac River, marks one of the historic spots of America. Its name is derived from Thomas Lord Fairfax who owned all the land lying between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers. The first Fairfax Stone, marked . . . Map (db m3946) HM
61West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Fairfax Stone
On W. Kempton Road (County Route 9) at Seneca Trail (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling north on W. Kempton Road.
The Fairfax Stone (½ Mi. E.) marking the Potomac's headwaters, was a corner of Lord Fairfax's vast estate. The line of 1736 was checked in 1746 by a survey on which Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, was engaged.Map (db m164885) HM
62West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Historic Thomas and the Coketon Industrial Complex / News Flash!
On Blackwater Canyon Trail, on the right when traveling north.
Historic Thomas and the Coketon Industrial Complex Past and Present Co-Exist Easily Recognized today as the gateway to the historical and recreational resources of the Blackwater River region, Thomas offers a unique glimpse into the . . . Map (db m153098) HM
63West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Out On The TownThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), in the median.
Social Life and Entertainment Thomas residents enjoyed a variety of entertainment and social activities. The town had many musicians, including Patsy Sangangelo, a gifted trumpet player and owner of a shoe repair shop (Tour No. 40). . . . Map (db m153063) HM
64West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — The Blackwater
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32) south of U.S. 219, on the right when traveling south.
To the southwest is Blackwater Falls, 63 feet high, and its rugged gorge. It drains lovely Canaan Valley, which may be seen from the mountain top, 3700 feet high. It was made famous in “Blackwater Chronicles” by “Porte . . . Map (db m74823) HM
65West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — The Company StorePower, Control, and Profit
On Douglas Road (County Road 27) at Dobbin Road (County Road 27/5) on Douglas Road.
A company store provided an industrial community with the necessities of life—as well as a means for a company to control its workforce. Lured by the lucrative prospect of mining coal for steelmaking, Henry Gassaway Davis and other . . . Map (db m153053) HM
66West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — The Melting Pot of ThomasThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), on the right when traveling south.
Immigration and Ethnic Diversity After the railroad and coal industries began operation, Thomas made a rapid transformation from isolated mountain town to small cosmopolitan city. The Davis Coal and Coke Company recruited workers from . . . Map (db m153062) HM
67West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — The Story of a River / Life in a Coal Mining Town
On Blackwater Canyon Trail, on the right when traveling north.
The Story of a River Welcome to the Thomas Interpretive Area. During the 19th century this area was renowned as a remote, forlorn wilderness, but the discovery of coal in the region and the advent of the Industrial Age, became a center of . . . Map (db m153092) HM
68West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Thomas UndergroundThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), in the median.
Coal and Its Impact on Thomas The history of the coal industry is inextricable from the development of the Thomas Commercial Historic District. If the Davis brothers had not invested in coal mining and transportation in the area, the town . . . Map (db m153089) HM
69West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Thomas, West Virginia Mine Disaster Memorial
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), in the median.
The Thomas-Davis Lions Club proudly dedicates this memorial plaque to the memory of these miners who lost their lives in Thomas, West Virginia mine disasters. Mine No. 25 February 4, 1907 Allen, Oscar • Arcani, Joe • Benuemento, . . . Map (db m153083) HM
70West Virginia, Tucker County, Thomas — Thomas, Yesterday and TodayThomas, West Virginia
On Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), in the median.
Every city grows and evolves over the years. Compared the various photos with what you see in Thomas today to see what is different and what has stayed the same. The Imperial Hotel, formerly located between the Schilansky . . . Map (db m153084) HM
71West Virginia, Tucker County, Tucker — Tucker County Jail
On 1st Street (U.S. 219) just east of Main Street (West Virginia Route 72), on the left when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203687) HM
 
 
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Jan. 30, 2023