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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bridgeport, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Harrison 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 Harrison County, WV (64) Barbour County, WV (60) Doddridge County, WV (13) Lewis County, WV (64) Marion County, WV (100) Taylor County, WV (51) Upshur County, WV (49) Wetzel County, WV (13)  HarrisonCounty(64) Harrison County (64)  BarbourCounty(60) Barbour County (60)  DoddridgeCounty(13) Doddridge County (13)  LewisCounty(64) Lewis County (64)  MarionCounty(100) Marion County (100)  TaylorCounty(51) Taylor County (51)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)  WetzelCounty(13) Wetzel County (13)
Clarksburg is the county seat for Harrison County
Bridgeport is in Harrison County
      Harrison County (64)  
ADJACENT TO HARRISON COUNTY
      Barbour County (60)  
      Doddridge County (13)  
      Lewis County (64)  
      Marion County (100)  
      Taylor County (51)  
      Upshur County (49)  
      Wetzel County (13)  
 
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1 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — Baptist Meeting House
The first building known as the Baptist Meeting House stood on this site. The church was organized about 1770 by Rev. John Sutton and five constituent members. Rev. James Sutton served as pastor for a short period. Rev. John Corbly served as pastor . . . Map (db m177155) HM
2 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — Benedum Civic Center
Enlarged replica on site of original Michael L. Benedum family home, Benedum, born here 16 July 1869, died 30 July 1959. Known as the “Great Wildcatter” for success in oil exploration, he became as well known for philanthropy. Benedum . . . Map (db m125816) HM
3 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — BridgeportA Target of the Raid — Jones-Imboden Raid —
(Preface): 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, . . . Map (db m58719) HM
4 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — Bridgeport Veterans Memorial
(Noted on Benches): Bridgeport Veterans MemorialMap (db m176854) WM
5 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — Combat Wounded
Combat Wounded Dear friend, beware as you stand by As you are now, so once was I As I am now, so you will be, So get prepared to follow me. “To follow you I am not content Until I know which way you went." We are such things . . . Map (db m108674) WM
6 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — Combat Wounded
Combat Wounded Dear friend, beware as you stand by As you are now, so once was I As I am now, so you will be, So get prepared to follow me. “To follow you I am not content Until I know which way you went." We are such . . . Map (db m184834) WM
7 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — In Memory of Aaron Smith
Who made the first settlement on Lower Simpson Creek in April 1772. He obtained a patent on 400 acres of land and built his cabin near this site. Later in the same year he returned to the South Branch and married Sarah Allen. They reared a family of . . . Map (db m229645) HM
8 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — John Powers' Fort
On Simpson Creek is the site of fort built by John Powers, 1771. Nearby is grave of Col. Benjamin Wilson, soldier and settler. Here lived Joseph Johnson, only Virginia governor from west of Alleghenies; first elected by popular vote.Map (db m4545) HM
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9 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — Old Baptist Cemetery
Original site of the Simpson Creek Baptist Church (organized in 1770). Buried here are James "Peg" Clemens, Pony Express rider and cousin of Mark Twain; Joseph Johnson, the only man west of the Alleghenies to serve as governor of Virginia, and . . . Map (db m181303) HM
10 West Virginia, Harrison County, Bridgeport — Simpson Creek Covered Bridge
A. S. Hugill built 75' long by 14' wide multiple king-post truss bridge in 1881 for $1483 on land of John Lowe. Survived great flood of 1888 but was washed away from original site 1/2 miles upstream in 1899.Map (db m8541) HM
 
 
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Apr. 25, 2024