Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 
 
 
 
 
21 entries match your criteria.  

 
 

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 (21) Braxton County, WV (21) Greenbrier County, WV (77) Lewis County, WV (64) Nicholas County, WV (44) Pocahontas County, WV (62) Randolph County, WV (105) Upshur County, WV (49)  WebsterCounty(21) Webster County (21)  BraxtonCounty(21) Braxton County (21)  GreenbrierCounty(77) Greenbrier County (77)  LewisCounty(64) Lewis County (64)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  PocahontasCounty(62) Pocahontas County (62)  RandolphCounty(105) Randolph County (105)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)
Webster Springs is the county seat for Webster County
Adjacent to Webster County, West Virginia
      Braxton County (21)  
      Greenbrier County (77)  
      Lewis County (64)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Pocahontas County (62)  
      Randolph County (105)  
      Upshur County (49)  
 
Touch name on this list to highlight map location.
Touch blue arrow, or on map, to go there.
1 West Virginia, Webster County, Big Run — Walter Cool
Elected first Webster County Sheriff, May 1860. Born circa 1802, Franklin Co., Va. Pioneer settler on Right Fork, Holly River; married Hannah Clifton, 1825; had eight children. Accused of being a guerilla and thief by Union authorities; tried by . . . Map (db m228696) HM
2 West Virginia, Webster County, Camden-On-Gauley — Stroud Massacre
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
3 West Virginia, Webster County, Camden-on-Gauley — Webster County / Nicholas County
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
4 West Virginia, Webster County, Cleveland — Cleveland
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
5 West Virginia, Webster County, Cowen — B&O Railroad Depot
The Cowen B&O Railroad Depot was the center of community life beginning in 1893 until the last passenger train pulled away from the depot in 1956. The Cowen Fire of 1911 completely destroyed the building, but it was rebuilt in less than 30 days to . . . Map (db m228706) HM
6 West Virginia, Webster County, Cowen — 107 — Cowen ShootoutLegends & Lore
June 10, 1905 shootout on crowded train between Wild West Circus performers and B&O Railroad police left three dead and six wounded.Map (db m228704) HM
7 West Virginia, Webster County, Cowen — 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 WV, conducting raids and terrorizing local Unionists. After they looted Ripley in . . . Map (db m178870) HM
8 West Virginia, Webster County, Hacker Valley — Hacker Valley
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
Paid Advertisement
9 West Virginia, Webster County, Jerry Run — Old Sulphur Spring
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
10 West Virginia, Webster County, Jerry Run — The Springhouse
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
11 West Virginia, Webster County, Monterville — Webster County / Randolph County
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
12 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Coal Block
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
13 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — First National Bank of Webster Springs
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
14 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Guerrilla Warfare
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
15 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Steven Paul Mollohan
This flag is in memory of Steven Paul Mollohan First Web. Co. killed in Vietnam WarMap (db m178882) WM
16 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Veterans Memorial
☆ In Honor ☆ Dedicated to the veterans of Webster County who served their country in war and peace.Map (db m178878) WM
17 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those West Virginians who have served in our country's warsMap (db m178881) WM
Paid Advertisement
18 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster County 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
19 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster Springs
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
20 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster Springs Hotel
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
21 West Virginia, Webster County, Webster Springs — Webster Springs Hotel
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
 
 
CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
May. 27, 2024