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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Glenville, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Gilmer 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 Gilmer County, WV (14) Braxton County, WV (12) Calhoun County, WV (9) Doddridge County, WV (11) Lewis County, WV (29) Ritchie County, WV (11)  GilmerCounty(14) Gilmer County (14)  BraxtonCounty(12) Braxton County (12)  CalhounCounty(9) Calhoun County (9)  DoddridgeCounty(11) Doddridge County (11)  LewisCounty(29) Lewis County (29)  RitchieCounty(11) Ritchie County (11)
Location of Glenville, West Virginia
    Gilmer County (14)
    Braxton County (12)
    Calhoun County (9)
    Doddridge County (11)
    Lewis County (29)
    Ritchie County (11)
 
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1West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Attack on Glenville"...the birds had flown" — Jenkins's Raid —
(sidebar) Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid from Salt Sulphur Springs, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces and destroying military stores. He captured and paroled 300 Union soldiers, . . . Map (db m73427) HM
2West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge
1922-1992. Funds raised and labor provided by Duck Run and Bear Run citizens Wilford, Keith, Bush, Hess, Wright, Summers, Landford, Cloves,Divers, Hardman,Simmons & Floyd. Engineers: Fred Lewis & Wm Moss. Roebling Co. and Bethlehem Steel supplied . . . Map (db m50026) HM
3West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Engle Homestead
Nearby is the homestead of Henry Everett Engle (1849-1933) where in 1885 he composed the melody for "The West Virginia Hills,” the most popular of the official state songs of West Virginia.Map (db m174399) HM
4West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Fort Moore
At the top of the hill is the site of a log fort 30x30 feet in size, built in spring, 1864, for Capt. W.T. Wiant's Gilmer County Home Guards. Occupied until December, 1864. Burned days later by Confederates under Capt. Sida Campbell.Map (db m73428) HM
5West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary
Care of its needy citizens dates to the county's creation in 1845. By 1907, an infirmary was needed on the local poor farm. With a $6,000 levy, the county court hired Albert N. West to design and W.D. Whiting to build the structure. After . . . Map (db m174482) HM
6West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Glenville
Here was written “The West Virginia Hills,” State song. This was the home of William Perry Brown, author of three score books for children, and for many years one of the most popular writer for the old “Youth’s Companion.”Map (db m14154) HM
7West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Glenville State College
A college that offers both professional and general education with emphasis on teacher education was established by the Legislature in 1872 as the Glenville Branch of the West Virginia Normal School. Became Glenville State Normal School in 1898. . . . Map (db m73429) HM
8West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Glenville State Teachers College
A central West Virginia college maintained for the training of grade and high school teachers. Established as a normal school in 1872 by the Legislature. Given college status in 1930.Map (db m73430) HM
9West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Job’s Temple
Begun. 1860; finished after the Civil War; handhewn log church is oldest in Gilmer County. Job’s Temple Class of Methodist Evangelical Church South was organized in 1866 by the Rev. G.S. McCutchen, first pastor. First trustees were Levi Snider, . . . Map (db m174391) HM
10West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Samuel Lewis Hays
Built this home in 1837 on a 1000-acre tract, and laid out the town of Glenville in 1845. As a member of the Virginia Assembly, he urged the building of the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike. As a Congressman, in 1842, Hays appointed Thomas Jonathan . . . Map (db m17557) HM
11West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — Stalnaker Plantation / Old Stalnaker Family Cemetery
Stalnaker Plantation. Major William Stalnaker moved here with his family from Randolph County in 1817 to claim a land grant for services rendered in the War of 1812. Tobacco was among the crops grown on the plantation. A post office . . . Map (db m174395) HM
12West Virginia (Gilmer County), Glenville — The Gilmer Rifles
A Confederate company organized at Glenville in May 1861 by Rev. John E. Mitchell, the group only had 45 hunting rifles and no uniforms. Mitchell was replaced by J.S. Kerr McCutcheon just before the formal mustering of the company into . . . Map (db m174483) HM
 
Aug. 1, 2021