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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wayne County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Wayne 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 Wayne County, WV (31) Cabell County, WV (52) Lincoln County, WV (9) Mingo County, WV (22) Boyd County, KY (28) Lawrence County, KY (12) Martin County, KY (7) Lawrence County, OH (21)  WayneCounty(31) Wayne County (31)  CabellCounty(52) Cabell County (52)  LincolnCounty(9) Lincoln County (9)  MingoCounty(22) Mingo County (22)  BoydCountyKentucky(28) Boyd County (28)  LawrenceCounty(12) Lawrence County (12)  MartinCounty(7) Martin County (7)  LawrenceCountyOhio(21) Lawrence County (21)
Wayne is the county seat for Wayne County
Adjacent to Wayne County, West Virginia
      Cabell County (52)  
      Lincoln County (9)  
      Mingo County (22)  
      Boyd County, Kentucky (28)  
      Lawrence County, Kentucky (12)  
      Martin County, Kentucky (7)  
      Lawrence County, Ohio (21)  
 
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1 West Virginia, Wayne County, Ceredo — Camp Pierpont
Created as a base of operations for the 5th WV Infantry, it was named for Francis Pierpont, governor of Loyal Virginia in the Civil War. Also called Camp Lightburn, it was the only Civil War fort in Wayne County and consisted of breastworks and a . . . Map (db m139232) HM
2 West Virginia, Wayne County, Dunlow — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveJames Maynard
James Maynard (1750-1852) and his wife, Chaney Smith, are buried nearby, along with son, Jesse, and his wife, Sarah. A resident of Wilkes County, NC, James served during the American Revolution as a private under Captain Jesse Franklin and Colonel . . . Map (db m178329) HM
3 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — Fort Gay
Named during the War between the States. At the junction of the Tug and Big Sandy rivers, in 1789, Charles Vancouver and 10 companions built a log fort and attempted a settlement on land surveyed in 1770 by John Fry for George Washington.Map (db m136675) HM
4 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — Fort Gay Toll Bridge1905
Since the founding of Fort Gay and Louisa in the first half of the 19th century, the only way to travel between the towns was by ferry. In 1904, the Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge company was created to build a toll bridge across the Tug and Levisa . . . Map (db m137334) HM
5 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveMicajah Frasher/Frazier
Micajah Frasher/Frazier (1753-1843) and wife Susan Hamilton are buried nearby. Enlisted in 1780; served 18 months in Va. Line under Pope. Was at Hood's Fort, Williamsburg and under Washington against Cornwallis at Yorktown. Progenitor of the area's . . . Map (db m136709) HM
6 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — The Fort Gay Lock and Dam1880
Steam Boat traffic reached Fort Gay in the 1830s but relied on a sufficient water level. During dry periods, boats could not run. Throughout the 19th century, efforts were made to build a system of locks and dams to allow year-round boat traffic and . . . Map (db m137332) HM
7 West Virginia, Wayne County, Glanhayes — Polley Freedom Case / William Ratliff (Ratcliff)
Polley Freedom Case. In 1850, eight freed slaves of the Polley family were kidnapped from Ohio and sold back into slavery. William Ratliff of Wayne County bought four of the children. A suit for freedom brought on their behalf was not . . . Map (db m178274) HM
8 West Virginia, Wayne County, Huntington — Marshall Plane Crash Site
On Nov 14, 1970, 75 people died in the worst sports related air tragedy in U.S. history, when a Southern Airways DC-9 crashed into the hillside nearby. The victims included 36 Marshall University football players, 9 coaches and administrators, 25 . . . Map (db m73743) HM
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9 West Virginia, Wayne County, Kenova — Ceredo - Kenova
Ceredo - Founded in 1857 by Eli Thayer of Massachusetts, an Abolition leader, in his plan to create sentiment against slavery in western states. Kenova - named for the meeting place of three states, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.Map (db m35202) HM
10 West Virginia, Wayne County, Kenova — Dreamland Pool
Welcome to Dreamland Pool. Dreamland Pool was first opened in 1926, and the original construction included a three story pavilion. The top floor of the pavilion included a dance floor, where many notable Big Bands played through the 1930s and . . . Map (db m126082) HM
11 West Virginia, Wayne County, Kenova — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveDr. Cary Henry Hampton
Remains of Dr. Cary Henry Hampton (1754-1840), his son, Dr. Anthony G. Hampton, and daughter-in-law Susannah, are buried in Maple Hill Cemetery. The elder Hampton was born in Buckland, VA, the son of a French and Indian War veteran. In the American . . . Map (db m175170) HM
12 West Virginia, Wayne County, Kenova — Veterans Administration Hospital
Located one and a half mile south on Spring Valley Drive. Established, 1932, for the care and rehabilitation of American war veterans. A one hundred eighty bed General Medical and Surgical Hospital with dental and outpatient treatment.Map (db m126064) HM
13 West Virginia, Wayne County, Kenova — Wayne County / Cabell County
Wayne County. Formed in 1842 from Cabell. Named for General Anthony Wayne, whose victory over the Native Americans in 1794 at Fallen Timbers broke the Western Confederacy and removed the threat of further attacks into western . . . Map (db m126062) HM
14 West Virginia, Wayne County, Kenova — West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky                     
West Virginia. “The Mountain State” — western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the . . . Map (db m126080) HM
15 West Virginia, Wayne County, Kermit — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveJosiah Marcum
Nearby is the grave of Josiah Marcum (1759-1846?). Enlisting from Bedford County, he served: in Colonel Campbell’s Virginia Militia Regiment, 1780-81, as a wagon guard at General Gates’s retreat, and as a drummer at the Battle of Guilford . . . Map (db m178333) HM
16 West Virginia, Wayne County, Pritchard — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveSamuel Hatton
Samuel Hatton (1759-1839) is buried nearby. From March 1, 1777, to September 6, 1780, he served in the 1st Virginia State Regiment and was at Yorktown with General Washington. Received grant of 100 acres at Round Bottom (Prichard). Came here circa . . . Map (db m178271) HM
17 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Amanda Smith1829 - 1927
Amanda Smith was born in 1829 in eastern Virginia before moving to Wayne County as a young girl. She married prominent lawyer, Joseph Jefferson Mansfield, in 1850, and the couple started a family in the village of Trout's Hill (now Wayne). Joseph . . . Map (db m204485) HM
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18 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Cool Hand Luke1966
As part of his research of the Appalachian dialect for the film Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman arrived at Tri-State Airport in September of 1966. Newman's friend Sargent Shriver, who had worked with his brother-in-law John F. Kennedy's campaign in . . . Map (db m204065) HM
19 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Hendricks Street1884
Hendricks Street was one of the first streets laid out in Wayne when the town was first established in 1842 and may have been first called "Main Street.” In the election of 1884, the people of Wayne supported President Grover Cleveland and . . . Map (db m204062) HM
20 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Milton J. Ferguson
An attorney born in Wayne County (1833), Ferguson was colonel of the 167th VA Militia when war began in 1861. Captured in July, he formed a Confederate cavalry company upon release and became colonel of the 16th VA Cavalry. He was captured in . . . Map (db m178264) HM
21 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveSamuel Ferguson
Samuel Ferguson (1744-1825) and wife Mary Jameson (1746-1827) are buried nearby. Served in Montgomery County, Virginia, militia at battles of Alamance and King’s Mountain. An early sttler on Bluestone Creek, he gave land for Tazewell courthouse in . . . Map (db m178258) HM
22 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — The Grist Mill at Wayne — 1828 —
The Grist Mill at Wayne was originally built in 1828 by Abraham Trout who owned a large farm at the location. A natural waterfall powered the mill until Trout built a dam to provide more water power. In 1842, Wayne County was established, and the . . . Map (db m178260) HM
23 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Wayne
First called Trout’s Hill for Abraham Trout, who established a mill here in 1828, which ran for a century. Large areas of this county were included in the land granted to John Savage and other veterans of the French and Indian War.Map (db m178265) HM
24 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Wayne
First called Trout’s Hill for Abraham Trout, who established a mill here in 1828, which ran for a century. Large areas of this county were included in the land granted to John Savage and other veterans of the French and Indian War.Map (db m178269) HM
25 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Wayne County Courthouse1842
The current Wayne County Courthouse is the fifth building to serve that function. The first log courthouse was built on the present courthouse site in 1842. It was replaced by a brick building in the 1850s which lasted until it dilapidated in . . . Map (db m204060) HM
26 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Wayne County High School1922
Wayne County High School opened on September 11, 1922 in a two-story frame house where the Community Center sits. The brick school building shown here was completed in 1925. In the 1940s. concrete bleachers were built overlooking the football . . . Map (db m204071) HM
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27 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Wayne County Veteran's Association, Inc. Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to honor all veteran's of Wayne County WW I KIA-MIA John Bartram • Henry Bellomy • Enoch Blankenship • Oscar Elkins • Lee Hooser • Ottus Jackson • Walter Perry • Charle A. Stone • Allen . . . Map (db m204077) WM
28 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Wayne County Veterans Memorial
In honor of all veterans who have served our country in both peace and war for the cause of freedomMap (db m204078) WM
29 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — Wayne Was Home to Two Confederate ColonelsFour Day Skirmish Erupted Around the Courthouse — 1861 —
The Town of Wayne was home to two Confederate colonels in the Civil War — Colonel James Corns of the 8th VA Cavalry and Colonel Milton J. Ferguson of the 16th VA Cavalry. Both are shown above. In August of 1861, a four day skirmish . . . Map (db m178266) HM
30 West Virginia, Wayne County, Wayne — World War Memorial
Erected in honor of the men of Wayne County who served the nation during the World War, 1917–1919. Harry Adkins • Linza Adkins •William T Asbury • John B Bartram • Henry Bellomy •Enoch Blankenship • Van Bradshaw • William Crum, Jr. • William H . . . Map (db m178268) WM
31 West Virginia, Wayne County, Winslow — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveHezekiah Adkins
Hezekiah Adkins (1759-1842) and his wife Mary Levon (1768- 1855) buried nearby. He served under Captain John Lucas as a private in Montgomery County militia. Claimed service on New River against Native Americans and in guarding wagons of . . . Map (db m178252) HM
 
 
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Jun. 8, 2023