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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Webster County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Webster 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 Webster County, WV (18) Braxton County, WV (15) Greenbrier County, WV (72) Lewis County, WV (63) Nicholas County, WV (44) Pocahontas County, WV (62) Randolph County, WV (104) Upshur County, WV (49)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)  BraxtonCounty(15) Braxton County (15)  GreenbrierCounty(72) Greenbrier County (72)  LewisCounty(63) Lewis County (63)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  PocahontasCounty(62) Pocahontas County (62)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)
Webster Springs is the county seat for Webster County
Adjacent to Webster County, West Virginia
      Braxton County (15)  
      Greenbrier County (72)  
      Lewis County (63)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Pocahontas County (62)  
      Randolph County (104)  
      Upshur County (49)  
 
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1West Virginia, Webster County, Camden-On-Gauley — Stroud Massacre
On County Road 11, 0.2 miles north of Smoot Lane, on the left when traveling north.
After signing of 1768 treaties, the Stroud family settled on Stroud's Creek near junction with Gauley River. Mrs. Stroud and seven children were killed by Shawnee war party in 1772. Recorded accounts of subsequent attack by settlers on Delaware . . . Map (db m178868) HM
2West Virginia, Webster County, Camden-on-Gauley — Webster County / Nicholas County
On Webster Road (West Virginia Route 20) at County Route 11 on Webster Road.
Webster County. Formed, 1860, from Braxton, Nicholas and Randolph. Named for Daniel Webster. Webster County is noted for tis fine mountain scenery. Its forests produced the tree that was the largest hardwood at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893. . . . Map (db m178860) HM
3West Virginia, Webster County, Cleveland — Cleveland
On Mountain Parkway (West Virginia Route 20) 0.1 miles south of Shock Lane (County Road 20/21), on the right when traveling south.
Settled in 1844 by Robert McCray, Sr. and Margaret First post office known as Buffalo Fork, 1853-1865. Reopened, 1883, as Point; renamed in honor of Pres. Grover Cleveland in 1885. Post office closed in 1995.Map (db m178891) HM
4West Virginia, Webster County, Cowen — Moccasin Rangers
On Webster Road (Route 20) at Welch Glade Road (County Road 15/22), on the right when traveling north on Webster Road.
One of several partisan groups in western VA during the Civil War, the Moccasin Rangers were Southern sympathizers who operated in the central counties of present-day WV, conducting raids and terrorizing local Unionists. After they looted Ripley in . . . Map (db m178870) HM
5West Virginia, Webster County, Hacker Valley — Hacker Valley
On Mountain Parkway (West Virginia Route 20) at School Loop Road, on the right when traveling west on Mountain Parkway.
Community originally known as Hacker Lick for John Hacker and salt springs he found here in 1772, following a buffalo trail on lands he claimed by "tomahawk mark" in present Webster, Upshur, and Lewis counties. He killed a buffalo cow here. Post . . . Map (db m178889) HM
6West Virginia, Webster County, Jerry Run — Old Sulphur Spring
On Mountain Parkway (West Virginia Route 20) 0.2 miles south of Panther Lick Road (County Road 20/3), on the right when traveling south.
Favorite gathering site for Jerry's Run and nearby residents during late 1800s-early 1900s; as well as rest stop for tired travelers for refreshing sulphur water. Nearby, a brief Civil War skirmish in 186 resulted in killing of Confederate James . . . Map (db m178890) HM
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7West Virginia, Webster County, Jerry Run — The Springhouse
Near Mountain Parkway (Route 20) south of Panther Lick Road (Local Route 20/2), on the left when traveling north.
Prior to the days of refrigeration springhouses served a dual purpose. They were a source of fresh cool water as well as a place to keep food cool. They were usually small one-room buildings and were frequently built over a spring or small stream. . . . Map (db m179423) HM
8West Virginia, Webster County, Monterville — Webster County / Randolph County
On West Virginia Route 15, 6 miles west of Monterville, on the right when traveling west.
Webster County. Formed, 1860, from Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph. Named for Daniel Webster. Webster County is noted for its fine mountain scenery. Its forest produced the tree that was the largest hardwood at the Chicago World’s Fair, 1893. . . . Map (db m82652) HM
9West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Coal Block
On Court Square at North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling east on Court Square.
This large, single block of coal was removed from the #2 mine at Barton (now Curtin), West Virginians in the mid 1930's. The coal was first loaded on a flat car, then dropped from the mountain on a cable car and hauled by truck to the lawn . . . Map (db m178887) HM
10West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — First National Bank of Webster Springs
On Court Square (West Virginia Route 15) at North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling west on Court Square.
In 1901 a bank was started in Webster Springs. It became prosperous enough to be nationally accredited in 1906 and was chartered as the First National Bank of Webster Springs. This brick and limestone building on Court Square, finished in 1925, . . . Map (db m178884) HM
11West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Guerrilla Warfare
On North Main Street (West Virginia Route 20) at Baker Street (West Virginia Route 20), on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Throughout the Civil War, guerrilla warfare was used by both sides to disrupt regular military actions and intimidate locals. Operating independently, many groups used the war to fulfill personal vendettas. Such tactics fostered a state of total war . . . Map (db m178871) HM
12West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Steven Paul Mollohan
On Court Square (West Virginia Route 15) at North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling west on Court Square.
This flag is in memory of Steven Paul Mollohan First Web. Co. killed in Vietnam WarMap (db m178882) WM
13West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Veterans Memorial
On Court Square (West Virginia Route 15) at North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling east on Court Square.
☆ In Honor ☆ Dedicated to the veterans of Webster County who served their country in war and peace.Map (db m178878) WM
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14West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Veterans Memorial
On Court Square (West Virginia Route 15) at North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling east on Court Square.
In memory of those West Virginians who have served in our country's warsMap (db m178881) WM
15West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster County Court Square
On Court Square at North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling east on Court Square.
The community known as Webster Springs can boast being a town since 1852 when records show the first postmaster was appointed to Fork Lick, as the town was then named. When the town was designated the county seat, Addison McLaughlin, a resident, . . . Map (db m178874) HM
16West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster Springs
On Main Street (West Virginia Route 15) at Court Square, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Originally known as Fort Lick for salt springs, known during the Revolution, which attracted herds of game. Webster Springs was important health resort for many years. Town retains name of Addison for Addison McLaughlin, owner of its site.Map (db m82501) HM
17West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster Springs Hotel
On McGraw Avenue near Main Street and Courthouse Square (West Virginia Route 15), on the right.
Built here by Johnson Camden in 1896. This hotel had 265 rooms and was the second largest wooden structure in WV. Equipped with an electric power plant and the first elevator in WV. Guests arrived on the WV Midland R.R. to visit Mineral Springs . . . Map (db m82365) HM
18West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster Springs Hotel
On McGraw Avenue just south of North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling south.
By the late 19th century, visionaries had begun to see the potential of the natural beauty of Webster Springs and the "therapeutic" value of the sulphur waters. In 1897, a small hotel was built by Johnson Camden on the lower end of this bottom. . . . Map (db m178886) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023