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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kingwood
Kingwood, West Virginia and Vicinity
▶ Preston County (52) ▶ Barbour County (29) ▶ Grant County (24) ▶ Monongalia County (106) ▶ Taylor County (19) ▶ Tucker County (54) ▶ Garrett County, Maryland (126) ▶ Fayette County, Pennsylvania (95)
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|The home of Charles Clark and Persis Hagans McGrew was built in 1841, with additions in 1869. The building reflects the Federal and Italianate architectural styles and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. James McGrew . . . — — Map (db m34620) HM|
|Named for grove of big trees. Southeast is Dunkard Bottom, settled by Thomas Eckarly, 1754. Near by during Indian raids in 1778 and 1788, many settlers were killed. Martin Wetzel and William Morgan, noted frontier scouts, had narrow escapes. — — Map (db m156321) HM|
|In appreciation of those Preston County service members who participated in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. — — Map (db m157055) WM|
|First settled in 1807, Kingwood was named for the grove of trees located where the courthouse now stands. On January 19, 1818, the Commonwealth of Virginia created Preston as its 35th county. Kingwood from its beginning has served as the territorial . . . — — Map (db m34619) HM|
|Preston County was formed in the east upstairs bedroom of Price's Tavern in April, 1818, and named for James Patton Preston, governor of Virginia, 1816-1819. Tavern built prior to 1810, served as an inn until 1882. — — Map (db m34598) HM|
In 1870, this bronze bell was cast at the Meneely Bell Foundry in West Troy, NY to mark the end of the United States Civil War.
The rededication of this bell now marks the bicentennial of the creation of Preston County, . . . — — Map (db m157053) HM WM|
|Born in Kingwood, 1800. Served in Virginia House of Delegates and Congress before war. Delegate to 1850-51 constitutional convention. 1860 Democtratic convention, and 1861 Richmond convention. In 1860, he was again elected to Congress, and he was . . . — — Map (db m156326) HM|