“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Hinton, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Summers 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> Summers County, WV (46) Fayette County, WV (120) Greenbrier County, WV (73) Mercer County, WV (35) Monroe County, WV (38) Raleigh County, WV (74) Giles County, VA (17)  SummersCounty(46) Summers County (46)  FayetteCounty(120) Fayette County (120)  GreenbrierCounty(73) Greenbrier County (73)  MercerCounty(35) Mercer County (35)  MonroeCounty(38) Monroe County (38)  RaleighCounty(74) Raleigh County (74)  GilesCountyVirginia(17) Giles County (17)
Hinton is the county seat for Summers County
Hinton is in Summers County
      Summers County (46)  
      Fayette County (120)  
      Greenbrier County (73)  
      Mercer County (35)  
      Monroe County (38)  
      Raleigh County (74)  
      Giles County, Virginia (17)  
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1 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Fort Culbertson
South on New River at Crump's Bottom, Fort Culbertson was built, 1774, at outbreak of Dunmore's War by Capt. James Robertson on order of William Preston, Lieutenant-Colonel of Fincastle County. This fort was garrisoned by troops.Map (db m76682) HM
2 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Great Bend Tunnel
The great tunnel of the C&O Railroad was started at Big Bendin1870 and completed three years later. It is more than a mile long, and now has a twin tunnel. Tradition makes this the scene of the steel drivers' ballad, "John Henry".Map (db m210998) HM
3 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Hinton
Named for its founder. Indian raids broke up early settlements in southern part of this county. First permanent settlements were those of James Graham at Lowell and of Robert Lilly on Little Bluestone from 1770 to 1772.Map (db m76684) HM
4 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Home of Jack Warhop
Babe Ruth’s first two major league home runs, 6 May and 2 June 1915, were hit off pitcher, John Wauhop, 1884-1960, at the Polo Grounds in NY. Wauhop, playing under name of Warhop and "Chief,” played for Highlanders, who became the NY Yankees, . . . Map (db m179179) HM
5 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Lilly
The historic village of Lilly was located at the conference of the Little Bluestone and Bluestone Rivers three miles northwest of this point. It was settled by Robert and Fanny Lilly who migrated here in the late 1700's from the Dublin-Pulaski . . . Map (db m165186) HM
6 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Lilly Bridge
The Lilly Truss Bridge was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the creation of the Bluestone Dam and Bluestone Lake. It was built to provide a transportation link across the lake. The . . . Map (db m132561) HM
7 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Pack's Ferry
During the Civil War, Pack's Ferry was a strategic river crossing for Federal troops in the area. On the morning of August 6, 1862, 900 men and 2 artillery guns of Confederate Col. G. C. Wharton's command fired on 23rd Ohio soldiers . . . Map (db m132560) HM
8 West Virginia, Summers County, Hinton — Wreck on the C&O
Across Greenbrier River, on October 23, 1890, engineer George Washington Alley (b. July 10, 1860) was scalded to death. Engine No. 134, pulling Fast Flying Virginian from Cincinnati to Washington, hit a boulder on tracks. Lewis Withrow & Robert . . . Map (db m76653) HM
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Dec. 1, 2023