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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elkins, 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 (42) Grant County, WV (32) Pendleton County, WV (44) Pocahontas County, WV (61) Tucker County, WV (61) Upshur County, WV (49) Webster County, WV (18)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  BarbourCounty(42) Barbour County (42)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  PendletonCounty(44) Pendleton County (44)  PocahontasCounty(61) Pocahontas County (61)  TuckerCounty(61) Tucker County (61)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)
Elkins is the county seat for Randolph County
Elkins is in Randolph County
      Randolph County (104)  
      Barbour County (42)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Pendleton County (44)  
      Pocahontas County (61)  
      Tucker County (61)  
      Upshur County (49)  
      Webster County (18)  
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1West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — “Lest We Forget That Peace Has a Price” — Marines Lebanon 1983 Monument —
In memorial to our Marines of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force, Lebanon – 1983. West Virginia — Semper Fidelis Cpl. Mecot Camara, Hinton • Lcpl. Russell Cyzick, Star City • HM2 Marion E. Kees, Martinsburg • Lcpl. David . . . Map (db m9363) HM
2West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — All Veterans Memorial
United we stand In God we trust Dedicated to all men and women who served their country honorably and faithfully in war and peaceMap (db m178455) WM
3West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Benjamin Wilson
In 1774 Capt. Benjamin Wilson was made a colonel in Lord Dunmore's army when it invaded the Indian country. He was active in concluding peace with west Indians at the Pickaway Plains in Ohio after the Battle of Point Pleasant.Map (db m178470) HM
4West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Col. Benjamin Wilson1747 - 1827
Founder of Randolph County. Senior Officer west of Alleghenies when Tygart Valley was the English frontier.Map (db m178475) HM
5West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Cornerstone of Wilson's Fort
This rock is a cornerstone of Wilsons Fort, erected 1774 half mi. opposite in bottomMap (db m178472) HM
6West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Elkins
Named for Senator Stephen B. Elkins. Home of Senator Henry G. Davis. Headquarters for the Monongahela National Forest. Near site of Friend’s Fort, built 1772. Old Seneca Indian Trail crosses the campus of Davis and Elkins College.Map (db m9360) HM
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7West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — H.W. Daniels Post No. 29The American Legion
This post was named for Capt. Hoddie Wilbur Daniels, M.D., a native of Randolph County and a practicing physician in Elkins for over 20 years prior to his volunteering in the Medical Corps, U.S. Army in 1917. He went to France with the 38th . . . Map (db m178457) HM WM
8West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Henry Gassaway Davis
Born November 16, 1823, Died March 11, 1916. Benefactor • Philanthropist • Railway Builder. Worked as if he were to live forever. Lives as if he were to die to-morrow.Map (db m9371) HM
9West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Kump House / Herman Guy Kump
Kump House Home of Gov. Herman Guy Kump. Built 1924-25, on site of Civil War-era Goddin Tavern. Designed by Clarence Harding of Washington, DC. Eleanor Roosevelt and other notables were guests during 1930s and '40s. Named to National . . . Map (db m23300) HM
10West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Randolph County Veterans Memorial
World War IHonoring those who died in World War I we remember the day, in human history, when the United States with compassion and dedication spent her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth. God helping her, she could do no . . . Map (db m33562) WM
11West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Stephen Benton Elkins / Halliehurst
Stephen Benton Elkins. Businessman, politician, co-founder City of Elkins. Born in Ohio, 1841; died in Washington, DC, 1911. Secretary of War, 1891–1893; U.S. Senator from WV, 1895–1911. National figure in Republican Party for more . . . Map (db m14433) HM
12West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — The Darden Mill
Originally a grain mill, the Darden Mill was an important part of the industrial railyard. Built in 1902 by the Elkins Milling company, the steam-powered roller miller was converted to electric in 1910. Product such as flour, cereals, . . . Map (db m178466) HM
13West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — The Railroad Builds Elkins
Built as the center of booming railroad expansion, the new city was declared to be "decidedly the most accessible point in the State." The sleepy village that became Elkins was selected by Senators Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen B. . . . Map (db m178460) HM
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14West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — War in West Virginia"That Remarkable Campaign" — The First Campaign —
You are standing at the heart of the first campaign of America's Civil War, looking west toward Rich Mountain. Late in May 1861, Gen. George B. McClellan moved troops across the Ohio River "to secure Western Virginia for the Union" and to protect . . . Map (db m23238) HM
15West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll
World War 1917 - 1918 [Names listed]Map (db m178456) WM
16West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Working the Railyard
The Elkins Railyard was a bustling and dangerous place. Workers serviced passenger and freight trains, and repaired locomotives and rolling stock in the adjacent roundhouse and maintenance shops. Work was often dangerous and difficult, . . . Map (db m178464) HM
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Oct. 4, 2022