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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Buffalo, West Virginia
Location of Buffalo, West Virginia
► Putnam County (21) ► Cabell County (35) ► Jackson County (16) ► Kanawha County (81) ► Lincoln County (4) ► Mason County (42)
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| Lawnvale. One mile north, home of Dr. T. C.
Atkeson, head of Grange for
many years. Dean of the West Virginia
College of Agriculture and
author of many works on
agriculture. For nearly 50
years, Atkeson was a leader
among farmers of . . . — — Map (db m137323) HM|
|Established in 1849 by a joint stock company. First principal was George Rosetter. The school flourished until Civil War began, when it was occupied alternately by soldiers of the Federal and Confederate armies. After the War, the property was . . . — — Map (db m137307) HM|
|Here at Buffalo Presbyterian Church on May 13,
1861, Confederate Capt. William E. Fife mustered
the Buffalo Guards, the militia company he had
raised in 1859. The families of church members
who served in the company included the Alexanders, . . . — — Map (db m137304) HM|
|Chartered in 1837, the town of Buffalo predates the formation of Putnam County in 1848. Possibly named
after the nearby Big Buffalo Creek, the town was from its beginnings inextricably tied to river trade and
to agriculture. In its early days, . . . — — Map (db m137327) HM|
|The Buffalo Indian Village
and Cemetery, between the
road and the Kanawha River,
was one of the largest Indian
towns in West Virginia. It
was occupied about 1650 by
Shawnee Indians who later
Excavations, 1963-64, . . . — — Map (db m137328) HM|
|Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid, Aug. 22 to Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces, capturing prisoners, and destroying military stores.
From Salt Sulphur Springs he rode along the Tygart and Buckhannon . . . — — Map (db m137358) HM|