“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Calhoun County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Calhoun County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Calhoun County, WV (12) Braxton County, WV (21) Clay County, WV (11) Gilmer County, WV (24) Ritchie County, WV (12) Roane County, WV (19) Wirt County, WV (13)  CalhounCounty(12) Calhoun County (12)  BraxtonCounty(21) Braxton County (21)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  GilmerCounty(24) Gilmer County (24)  RitchieCounty(12) Ritchie County (12)  RoaneCounty(19) Roane County (19)  WirtCounty(13) Wirt County (13)
Grantsville is the county seat for Calhoun County
Adjacent to Calhoun County, West Virginia
      Braxton County (21)  
      Clay County (11)  
      Gilmer County (24)  
      Ritchie County (12)  
      Roane County (19)  
      Wirt County (13)  
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1 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Arnoldsburg — Arnoldsburg Skirmish
Site of Camp McDonald, set up, 1862, occupied by the 11th W. Va. Inf., U.S.V. Scene of engagement, May 6, 1862, when Federals under Maj. George C. Trimble beat off an attack by Confederate Moccasin Rangers under Capt. Geo. Downs.Map (db m14153) HM
2 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Arnoldsburg — Engagement at ArnoldsburgDivided Loyalties
Early in 1862, the 11th West Virginia Infantry in Spencer established an outpost here in Arnoldsburg to suppress Confederate guerilla activity. Union Maj. George C. Trimble commanded four companies here at Camp McDonald, named for former county . . . Map (db m73440) HM
3 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Arnoldsburg — Gilmer County / Calhoun County
Gilmer CountyFormed, 1845, from Kanawha and Lewis. Named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy in President Tyler's Cabinet, who was killed by the explosion of a gun on board the United States battleship, Princeton, February 28, 1844. . . . Map (db m73437) HM
4 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Arnoldsburg — Moccasin Rangers
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 West Virginia, conducting raids and terrorizing local Unionists. After they . . . Map (db m137948) HM
5 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Arnoldsburg — Perry Hays & George Silcott / Louisa Hays & Amie Silcott
Perry Hays & George Silcott Peregrine Hays and George Silcott were prominent businessmen before the Civil War. Hays was sheriff of Calhoun County and Silcott county clerk. In 1861, they helped form the Moccasin Rangers. After truce they helped . . . Map (db m137949) HM
6 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Big Bend — First County Court
Site of first Calhoun Co. Court which met at home of Joseph Burson, April 14, 1856. Justices were Wm. Brannon, Dan. Duskey, H.R. Ferrell, Geo. Lynch, Joshua Knight, Absalom Knotts and Hiram Ferrell.Map (db m73462) HM
7 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Grantsville — Calhoun County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans of Calhoun County, to the honor and glory of those who bravely served to keep our country a land of freedom.Map (db m174390) WM
8 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Grantsville — Grantsville
Town was laid out in 1866 on farm of Simon P. Stump and named for Gen. Grant. Became permanent county seat of Calhoun in 1869, after 13 years of moving county seat from place to place. Incorporated 1896.Map (db m174389) HM
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9 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Grantsville — Honoring E. Dean Starcher
Honoring E. Dean Starcher U.S. Marine Aug. 11, 1944 - Nov. 15, 1966 Only Calhounian killed Viet NamMap (db m190001) WM
10 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Grantsville — In Memoriam CSM Clovis Drexell Ice
In Memoriam CSM Clovis Drexell Ice 1933 - 1991 United States Army 1950 thru 1977 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame Airborne - Special Forces Distinguished Soldier and Citizen Duty, Honor, and Country Erected by . . . Map (db m190015) WM
11 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Grantsville — Stump Hotel
• In 1883, A. H. "Dick" Stump (who would later become Grantsville's first Mayor) and his wife, Druscilla Ball Stump, built a house, a block from the Courthouse, on Main Street. • The Stumps tuned their home into a hotel by 1885, and in . . . Map (db m190017) HM
12 West Virginia, Calhoun County, Minnora — Grave of Mike Fink
One mile west in the low gap are the graves of Mike Fink and an Indian, slain in 1780, and buried where they fell. While hunting, Fink and Adam O’Brien were fired on by two Indians; Fink shot one and was killed by the other.Map (db m137950) HM
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Dec. 6, 2023