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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elm Grove, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Ohio 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> Ohio County, WV (168) Brooke County, WV (43) Marshall County, WV (48) Belmont County, OH (72) Jefferson County, OH (97) Washington County, PA (343)  OhioCounty(168) Ohio County (168)  BrookeCounty(43) Brooke County (43)  MarshallCounty(48) Marshall County (48)  BelmontCountyOhio(72) Belmont County (72)  JeffersonCounty(97) Jefferson County (97)  WashingtonCountyPennsylvania(343) Washington County (343)
Wheeling is the county seat for Ohio County
Elm Grove is in Ohio County
      Ohio County (168)  
      Brooke County (43)  
      Marshall County (48)  
      Belmont County, Ohio (72)  
      Jefferson County, Ohio (97)  
      Washington County, Pennsylvania (343)  
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1West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — “Monument Place”
On site of Fort Shepherd is this mansion, built in 1798 by Moses Shepherd and known as Shepherd Hall. Among its guests were Lafayette, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay. Clay's support brought National Pike here.Map (db m750) HM
2West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Chester D. Hubbard
Born in Connecticut. November 25, 1814, he was a noted businessman in antebellum Wheeling. A member of the 1852-53 VA legislature, he also was a delegate to the 1861 Richmond Convention, where he voted against secession. Hubbard served in the 1861 . . . Map (db m189423) HM
3West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Daniel Lamb
Born 1810 in PA. Lamb was a lawyer and banker in Wheeling. He served at the 1861 Wheeling conventions that led to WV statehood and at the first constitutional convention. Elected five times to the House of Delegates, he supported leniency for . . . Map (db m189429) HM
4West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Elm Grove Stone Bridge
Built in 1817 by Moses Shepherd, a prominent Ohio Countian, as part of the National Road. Constructed of uncoursed limestone, but covered by concrete in 1958, it is the oldest extant three span elliptical arch bridge in the state. Also known as . . . Map (db m64226) HM
5West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Forks of Wheeling Creek
George Washington described the land here in 1770. The French expedition headed by Capt. Celeron buried leaden plates at the mouth in 1749 and claimed the land for France. De Bonnescamp’s map gives creek name–Kanonouaras.Map (db m749) HM
6West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — In Honor of All who Served
In Honor of All who Served in World War 1917-1918Map (db m71011) WM
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7West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Jesse Lee Reno
Major General Jesse Lee Reno was born at Wheeling. June 20, 1823. He served in the Mexican War. He was killed at South Mountain, Maryland, September 14, 1862, while commanding the 9th Army Corps, United States Volunteers. Major General Reno was West . . . Map (db m33915) HM
8West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Joseph Thoburn
Born 1825 in Ireland, he set up a medical practice in Wheeling in 1853. He was appointed surgeon of the pro-Union 1st VA Infantry in May 1861 and fought at Philippi under Benjamin Kelley. In August 1861, he was named colonel of the reorganized . . . Map (db m189426) HM
9West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Madonna of the Trail
(South Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days. (East Face) To the pioneer mothers of our mountain state, whose courage, optimism, live and sacrifice made possible the National Highway that united east . . . Map (db m498) HM
10West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — Sara Lucy Bagby
On October 3, 1860. Bagby fled from slavery in Wheeling. Her arrest in Cleveland, OH, on January 19, 1861, became a test case of the Fugitive Slave Act. Wheeling resident John Goshorn and his son showed proof of ownership, and the federal court . . . Map (db m189428) HM
11West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — State’s Birthplace
West Virginia was organized in 1861 at Washington Hall, 12th and Market streets. The Linsly Institute Building, Eoff and 15th streets, was the first Capitol. From 1875 to 1885, the Capitol was in the County-City Building.Map (db m729) HM
12West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — The Madonna of the Trail
The statue before you was created as a tribute to the pioneer women who braved the uncertainties of the great journey west. The Madonna memorials were a project of the Daughters of the American Revolution and were dedicated between 1926 and 1929. . . . Map (db m500) HM
13West Virginia (Ohio County), Elm Grove — The National Pike
The National Pike, called the “Old Cumberland Road” , was started in 1811 and used to Wheeling in 1817 and by mail coaches from Washington by 1818. Most of it followed the Nemacolin Path and Braddock’s Road from Cumberland, Md.Map (db m512) HM
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Dec. 10, 2022