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Historical Markers in Beverly, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Randolph 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> Randolph County, WV (104) Barbour County, WV (57) Grant County, WV (32) Pendleton County, WV (44) Pocahontas County, WV (62) Tucker County, WV (71) Upshur County, WV (49) Webster County, WV (18)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  BarbourCounty(57) Barbour County (57)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  PendletonCounty(44) Pendleton County (44)  PocahontasCounty(62) Pocahontas County (62)  TuckerCounty(71) Tucker County (71)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)
Elkins is the county seat for Randolph County
Beverly is in Randolph County
      Randolph County (104)  
      Barbour County (57)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Pendleton County (44)  
      Pocahontas County (62)  
      Tucker County (71)  
      Upshur County (49)  
      Webster County (18)  
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1West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 1841 County Jail
The contract for this building was signed in 1841, but it was not completed until 1845. The accommodations for the jailer's family were in the front portion of the building with a hallway separating them from the cells. In the the rear of the . . . Map (db m24769) HM
2West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 19 — Adam Crawford House
Built around 1792, this is one of the oldest standing houses in Beverly. It was altered to its present form circa 1835 and purchased by Adam Crawford in 1846. Union officers occupied the house after the Battle of Rich Mountain. According to . . . Map (db m158229) HM
3West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Artillery — Rich Mountain Battlefield
Cannons mounted behind embankments on this hill made Confederate Camp Garnett a formidable position. Placed to sweep the turnpike below, they were 6-pounder smoothbores - light, mobile, and powerful at short range. Four cannons protected the . . . Map (db m164655) HM
4West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Battle of Rich Mountain — Rich Mountain Battlefield
The battle was fought in this pass along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Union forces led by General William S. Rosecrans stormed down the hill behind you. Confederates on guard here took cover behind log breastworks, farm buildings and large . . . Map (db m23539) HM
5West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Battle Of Rich Mountain — Making McClellan's Reputation — The First Campaign —
(preface) In the spring of 1861, Union forces rushed into northwestern Virginia to secure the vital Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, protect important turnpikes, and support Unionists against Confederates. The two sides fought numerous . . . Map (db m165110) HM
6West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly — Crossroads of Conflict — The First Campaign —
Situated at a crossroads on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, Beverly was a strategic location and proved to be a focal point during the Civil War. There were no large plantations here and political opinions were split, yet the majority of . . . Map (db m24559) HM
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7West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly — Original County Seat
Nearly two decades after the ill-fated attempt of the Foyles (Files) and Taggert (Tygart) families to pioneer the area in 1754, the Tygarts Valley was finally settled by a group of families in 1772. One of this group, Jacob Westfall Sr., built a . . . Map (db m24561) HM
8West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly
Settled about 1753 by Robert Files and David Tygart. Files' family was massacred near by. Site of Westfall's Fort, 1774. In Mt. Iser Cemetery are the Union trenches and graves of Confederate soldiers killed in Battle of Rich Mountain.Map (db m24579) HM
9West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 26 — Beverly Bank
The Beverly Bank was founded in 1900 by Dr. Humboldt Yokum who served as the Bank president. Yokum was a prominent doctor and community leader. S.L. Baker was a director, and served two terms in the State Senate. Both men served as mediators to . . . Map (db m158753) HM
10West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly Cemetery — Civil War 1861-1865 — ➝ —
Oldest public cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains. Earliest known burials were in 1768. Soldiers of all American wars are buried here.Map (db m178484) HM
11West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — RH2 — Beverly Covered Bridge
Site of old covered bridge on Staunton & Parkersburg Turnpike built in 1847 by Lemuel Chenoweth (1811-87). Burned during Civil War, he rebuilt it in 1873. Dismantled by state in 1951. Chenoweth's home, built in 1847, is southeast of old bridge . . . Map (db m23349) HM
12West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 7 — Beverly Methodist Church
The Methodist Church had its roots in Beverly from the time of its settlement. Services were first held in the private homes and lawns of congregation members. The first "church" was the log home of Dr. Benjamin Dolbeare, the first physician in . . . Map (db m158754) HM
13West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 24 — Beverly Public Square
This lot, originally part of the James Westfall plantation, was used as a public playground prior to the chartering of Beverly in 1790. In 1813, county plans were to use this lot as the site for the new jail. Adam Myers, owner of the Valley House . . . Map (db m158757) HM
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14West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 35 — Birkett-Cresap
In the 1830s Isaac Baker, Sr. bought a two-story log house on this site from the heirs of Daniel Capito. The Bakers lived here and operated a hotel called the Rising Sun. In 1843, Baker lost the property because of debts, and the house and lot were . . . Map (db m159010) HM
15West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 22 — Blackman-Bosworth Store
The Blackman-Bosworth Store building was built 1827-28 by David Blackman on lot #14. It originally stood next to the James Westfall log house that had been used as an early courthouse. Slaves built the store building, supervised by bricklayer J.W. . . . Map (db m159011) HM
16West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Blackman-Strader
Judson Blackman, son of businessman David Blackman who owned the store across the street, started construction on this brick home in 1861, but it was not completed until after the Civil War. The brick for the house was made on family-owned property . . . Map (db m24547) HM
17West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 29 — Bushrod Crawford Building
This house, located on a part of original town lot #4, was built about 1850. It was the home of Bushrod Crawford who also operated a store in the building with his brother Absalom. Brushrod Crawford ran against John Hughes in February of 1861 for . . . Map (db m159015) HM
18West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain
Crozet - Chenoweth Memorial road to Col. Claudius Crozet, leader in building the Northwestern and the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpikes. Here was the home of Lemuel Chenoweth, who designed and built many wooden bridges in W. Va. which became . . . Map (db m23345) HM
19West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — David Goff House
Edward Hart, son of John Hart who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, purchased the house standing here in 1795. Col. David Goff, a prominent Beverly lawyer, purchased it in 1830, and added the larger front portion of the house, . . . Map (db m24518) HM
20West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Edward Hart House
This house contains the foundation, chimney, and logs from an earlier log cabin built on this site by Beverly pioneer Edward Hart. A son of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of the Independence from New Jersey, Edward relocated here in 1788 . . . Map (db m24790) HM
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21West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — General William S. Rosecrans — Rich Mountain Battlefield
General Rosecrans led a brigade of nearly 2,000 Union soldiers through dense wilderness to the summit of Rich Mountain. His guide was young David Hart, son of a family living here at the pass. Leaving camp on Roaring Creek before dawn, Rosecrans' . . . Map (db m23576) HM
22West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Gum Hart / Collett House
This may be the oldest existing structure in Beverly. Local tradition says James Westfall built the first floor of the north section of this home as a log fort in 1772-74. Deed records are confused, but the log section of the house certainly . . . Map (db m24734) HM
23West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Hill Building
This circuit clerk's office was in a wing added to the east side of the Courthouse in 1838. In 1907, Aries Hill built this store between Courthouse and the Bushrod Crawford House where the circuit clerk's office had been. The door on the left leads . . . Map (db m24672) HM
24West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Historic Beverly Antique Mall
Formerly Beverly Union Hospital 1861 - 1865Map (db m178488) HM
25West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Humboldt Yokum House
This house was built in 1890 by Dr. Humboldt Yokum. The son of Dr. George Yokum, he grew up in the house next door. Humboldt acted as peace emissary during the controversy over moving the county seat. He rode into Elkins to head off the faction of . . . Map (db m24789) HM
26West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Isaac Baker House
John Earle owned the original log home situated on this property. He operated a mill on Files Creek, possibly built by Jacob Westfall near the original Westfall fort. In 1879, Earle sold this property, as well as the larger adjoining property with . . . Map (db m24787) HM
27West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 22 B — Jacob Stalnaker Jr. Cabin — Circa 1795
This cabin was originally located one mile south of Beverly, WV on State Route 219 at County Road 37, next to the Stalnaker Cemetery. It was moved to its current location in fall of 1996.Map (db m159673) HM
28West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 13 — Jonathan Arnold House
Laura Jackson Arnold, sister of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, lived here at the time of the Civil War with her husband Jonathan and three children, Thomas, Anna, and Stark. Jonathan, a wealthy landowner, purchased this ca 1820 brick house in 1845. . . . Map (db m164653) HM
29West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Laura Jackson Arnold
Arnold, sister of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson, was a strong Unionist during the Civil War. She opened her home to Union soldiers and nursed those who were sick. In 1897, Arnold was made an honorary member of the Society of the Army of WV. Due . . . Map (db m165103) HM
30West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Lemuel Chenoweth
Local carpenter, legislator, office-holder, self-educated architect and the state's most famous builder and designer of covered bridges, Lemuel Chenoweth lived in Randolph County his entire life, 1811-1887. Bridges at Barrackville and Philippi are . . . Map (db m23342) HM
31West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Lemuel Chenoweth House
This last home of Lemuel Chenowith (1811-1887) was built in 1856. The unique construction features in the house demonstrate his skills as an architect, carpenter, and bridgebuilder. Lemuel and his brother Eli built a number of covered bridges on . . . Map (db m24481) HM
32West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Mt. Iser Cemetery
Marked by the remnants of Union entrenchments from the occupation of Beverly after the Battle of Rich Mountain, the Confederate cemetery atop Mt. Iser contains the graves of at least 70 persons killed near here during the Civil War. Calvin Collett . . . Map (db m189214) HM
33West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Occupied Beverly — Caught in the Midst of Conflict
Life in Beverly changed following the Union victory at Rich Mountain on July 11, 1861. Many of the community’s outspoken Southern sympathizers fled south. Some of those who remained resented the hardship that came with Union occupation, although . . . Map (db m155078) HM
34West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 10 — Peter Buckey House
This building was reputedly built by a Mr. Phillips, and was purchased in 1791 by Peter Buckey. He operated a hotel and a tavern here before moving up the street to open the Buckey House hotel. Peter also ran a tannery on the land just north of the . . . Map (db m158317) HM
35West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Presbyterian Church
The Beverly Presbyterian Church came into existence as part of the United Congregations of Tygat Valley in 1788 and was formally organized on March 1, 1820 under Reverend Aretas Loomis. Services were held in the 1808 courthouse until the first . . . Map (db m24735) HM
36West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Public Education in Beverly, VA-WV Beginning 1858 — Pupils, Teachers, Buildings
The Beverly Academy built by Lernuel Chenoweth in 1858 replaced the "old log school" on Court Street. The probable location of the academy was east of US Route 250-219 and just north of the toll house on the then Beverly and Fairmont . . . Map (db m165117) HM
37West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Randolph Co Jail - 1813
The first county jail was a log structure on the west side of Jacob (now Main) Street. It was completed by Edward Hart in April 1790. The second jail was this 1813 brick building, across from the log one, on the lot purchased by the county . . . Map (db m24571) HM
38West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 27 — Randolph Co. Courthouse
In June 1808, a committee was appointed to contract the building of a brick courthouse to replace the original log structure on Court Street. This building cost approximately $1200, including $35 for hinges and other ironwork paid to Solomon . . . Map (db m159286) HM
39West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 23 — Randolph County Jail — Confining the "Bogus State Sheriff" — Jones-Imboden Raid —
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later . . . Map (db m159285) HM
40West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Rich Mountain — Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site
On July 11, 1861, a Federal flank attack surprised Confederates guarding this pass The battle of Rich Mountain took place here where the Staunton-Parkersburg turnpike crossed the crest of the mountain. About 2:30 pm, the Union forces began . . . Map (db m156078) HM
41West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Rich Mountain / Hart House
(East Side): Battle of Rich Mountain fought here July 11, 1861. In a surprise attack, Gen. W.S. Rosecrans defeated Confederates led by Capt. J.A. deLagnel. Battle was decisive in McClellan's N.W. Virginia campaign. (West Side): Rich . . . Map (db m23585) HM
42West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Robert Foyles & Family
This Stone Commemorates: Robert Foyles & Family, killed by Indians 1753, half mi. S. settlement of David Tygart, 2 mi. S. near bridge. First English settlers west of Alleghenies. Westfalls Fort, built 1774, half mi. S. Battle of . . . Map (db m151996) HM
43West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Rosser's Raid / Mt. Iser Cemetery
Rosser Raid. On the morning of January 11, 1865, Confederate Gen. Thomas Rosser led 300 soldiers against Col. Robert Youart's Union troops at Beverly. Despite being severely outnumbered, Rosser's men captured the town in under an hour. Though . . . Map (db m178476) HM
44West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Rowan House
In 1811, John Goff sold this property with its one-story log house to Archibald Earle. William and Anna Rowan bought the property from Franklin Leonard in 1838. Rowan served as constable and deputy sheriff for over thirty years. He also operated a . . . Map (db m24515) HM
45West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Site of Old Hart House
Site of old Hart House. Civil War Battle of Rich Mt. 1861 Erected by Dailey-Valley Bend Ruritan Club, 1981Map (db m165313) HM
46West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — The First Campaign — Civil War Begins in the Mountains of (West) Virginia — The First Campaign —
West Virginia, born of a nation divided, was the setting for the first campaign of America's Civil War. Although still part of Virginia in 1861, many citizens of the west remained loyal to the Union, rather than the Confederacy. By late May, Union . . . Map (db m193394) HM
47West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — The Hart House — Rich Mountain Battlefield
Here stood the Hart House, surrounded by fierce fighting during the Battle of Rich Mountain. Joseph Hart, grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an avid Union supporter who fled with his family when Confederates seized the . . . Map (db m23584) HM
48West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — The Stable Yard — Rich Mountain Battlefield
Here in the stable yard, Confederate forces made their stand. A small log stable was the focal point of action. Large foundation stones still mark its location. A lone Confederate cannon stood beside the stable, blasting furiously during the battle. . . . Map (db m23590) HM
49West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Tygart Valley Homesteads — A New Deal for West Virginia Families
The third New Deal resettlement community in West Virginia, the Tygart Valley Homesteads were established beginning in 1933 as a part of the Federal Division of Subsistence Homesteads. 198 homes in the communities of Dailey, East Dailey, . . . Map (db m165096) HM
50West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Welcome to Rich Mountain Battlefield
The Hart Farm was the site of a decisive victory by forces under Union General George B. McClellan on July 11, 1861. Enjoy the interpretive markers and walking trails here at the battlefield and at Camp Garnett, which is 1½ miles west along . . . Map (db m165112) HM
51West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — West Virginia Historic New Deal / CCC Trail — Tygart Valley Homesteads
The earliest efforts to provide relief in the coal camps were privately funded. In May 1933, as part of the First Hundred Days legislation, Congress passed the National Industrial Recovery Act. This included funds for the subsistence homestead . . . Map (db m165098) HM
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Dec. 7, 2022