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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Pendleton 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 Pendleton County, WV (44) Grant County, WV (32) Hardy County, WV (43) Pocahontas County, WV (61) Randolph County, WV (104) Augusta County, VA (68) Highland County, VA (34) Rockingham County, VA (91)  PendletonCounty(44) Pendleton County (44)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  HardyCounty(43) Hardy County (43)  PocahontasCounty(61) Pocahontas County (61)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  AugustaCountyVirginia(68) Augusta County (68)  HighlandCounty(34) Highland County (34)  RockinghamCounty(91) Rockingham County (91)
Franklin is the county seat for Pendleton County
Franklin is in Pendleton County
      Pendleton County (44)  
ADJACENT TO PENDLETON COUNTY
      Grant County (32)  
      Hardy County (43)  
      Pocahontas County (61)  
      Randolph County (104)  
      Augusta County, Virginia (68)  
      Highland County, Virginia (34)  
      Rockingham County, Virginia (91)  
 
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1West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Civil War Soldiers Monument
Dedicated to the memory of the men from Pendleton County, Confederate and Union, who served in the War Between the States 1861 - 1865Map (db m165763) WM
2West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Confederate Prayer ServicePendleton County Civil War Landmark
Near this site, in May 1862, following the battle of Mcdowell, General "Stonewall" Jackson received orders to return to the Shenandoah Valley while attending church service with the army.Map (db m34530) HM
3West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Destruction of Saltpeter Works
A key component of gun powder, the saltpeter mined near Franklin was of great importance to the South during the Civil War. On August 19, 1863, during his raid of Pendleton and surrounding counties, Union Gen. William W. Averell destroyed the . . . Map (db m155458) HM
4West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Devonian Shale
The carbonaceous shale exposed in the quarry is the Marcellus brown and black shale of the driller. it yields large amounts of natural gas in southern West Virginia.Map (db m34502) HM
5West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Franklin
Settled, 1769. Named for its founder, Francis Evick. John Van Meter first reached the South Branch, 1725. Roger Dyer and others came in 1745. Site of Federal camp of Gen. John C. Fremont, 1862, on way to attack "Stonewall" Jackson.Map (db m34500) HM
6West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Jackson's Prayer ServicePendleton County Civil War Landmark
Following the Battle of McDowell on May 8th 1862, Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson pursued retreating Union forces under the command of Generals Schenck and Milroy to Franklin. As was his custom, Jackson called for a day of prayer and . . . Map (db m180860) HM
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7West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — McCoy HouseUnion Headquarters — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . Map (db m155456) HM
8West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Murder of Ambrose MeadowsPendleton County Civil War Landmark
At this site on May 10th, 1862, following the battle of Mcdowell, union soldiers murdered Rev. Ambrose Meadows. A mill and the Meadows home were burned, his wife and three children left homeless.Map (db m155457) HM
9West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Murder of Ambrose MeadowsPendleton County Civil War Landmark
At this site on May 10th, 1862, Rev. Ambrose Meadows was murdered by Union Troops. Samuel Johnson, a union who was present, wrote the following: "Col. Zigler of my regiment ordered Capt. McCall with Company B out to investigate the the . . . Map (db m187217) HM
10West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Pendleton County World War I Memorial
"By fairy hands their knell is rung by forms unseen their dirge is sung" Dedicated to these heroes of Pendleton County who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War 1914 - 1918 Killed in action John Dayton Dove - Riverton Raymond L. Harman . . . Map (db m34501) HM
11West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Trout RockPendleton County Civil War Landmark
At this gap defeated Union forces slowed the pursuit of "Stonewall" Jackson following the battle of McDowell in May 1862. The site was used by Confederate forces to make gunpowder from saltpeter secured in nearby cave.Map (db m34531) HM
12West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Trout Rock Fort
The Trout Rock Fort was one in the chain of forts that the Virginia House of Burgesses in March 1756 directed Washington to erect for the defense of settlers in the South Branch Valley. It also marks the end of Gen. Stonewall Jackson's pursuit of . . . Map (db m34533) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022