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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ripley, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Jackson 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 Jackson County, WV (25) Kanawha County, WV (162) Mason County, WV (94) Putnam County, WV (25) Roane County, WV (13) Wirt County, WV (11) Wood County, WV (107) Meigs County, OH (53)  JacksonCounty(25) Jackson County (25)  KanawhaCounty(162) Kanawha County (162)  MasonCounty(94) Mason County (94)  PutnamCounty(25) Putnam County (25)  RoaneCounty(13) Roane County (13)  WirtCounty(11) Wirt County (11)  WoodCounty(107) Wood County (107)  MeigsCountyOhio(53) Meigs County (53)
Ripley is in Jackson County
      Jackson County (25)  
      Kanawha County (162)  
      Mason County (94)  
      Putnam County (25)  
      Roane County (13)  
      Wirt County (11)  
      Wood County (107)  
      Meigs County, Ohio (53)  
 
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1West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Brother Harry Ripley
Brother Harry Ripley was a circuit-riding minister for the Methodist church. According to legend, he had planned to wed a local girl and build the first church in the community. Tragedy struck, however, when he drowned in Mill Creek with their . . . Map (db m10915) HM
2West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Civil War Memorial
Erected 1915 in memory of Federal soldiers War 1861-5 Map (db m178577) WM
3West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Jackson County Veterans Memorial Park
In honor of veterans World War I April 6, 1917 Nov. 11, 1918 In honor of veterans Panama Dec. 17, 1989 Jan. 3, 1900 In honor of veterans peace time Mar. 1, 1908 present . . . Map (db m178568) HM
4West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Partisan RaidRipley Post Office
During the Civil War, both Union and Confederate supporters formed guerrilla bands. Each government denounced the other side’s partisans as bushwhackers or common thieves but gave those on their own side an official military designation as cover. . . . Map (db m73647) HM
5West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Pfost-Greene Murders / Last Public Execution
On November 3, 1897, John Morgan murdered Chloe Greene and two of her three children, James Greene and Matilda Pfost. Daughter Alice Pfost managed to escape despite being wounded during the attack. G.W. Shamblen captured Morgan who was tried . . . Map (db m124858) HM
6West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Raid on Ripley
At around 9 p.m. on December 19, 1861, a party of armed Confederate guerillas known as the Moccasin Rangers captured Ripley and broke into the post office, seizing its contents. The Rangers also robbed a store, stole private possessions, and took . . . Map (db m178585) HM
7West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — RipleyMcGrew / Hood Grist Mill — The Blue and Gray Trail —
In 1824 Jacob Sturdier built the first grist mill in Ripley along Mill Creek. In 1853, Jacob Sayre sold the mill to John McGrew who came to Jackson County in 1844. The McGrew mill building was a structure of about 40 ft. by 30 ft. and was . . . Map (db m11426) HM
8West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — RipleyJackson County Courthouse — The Blue and Gray Trail —
Jackson County was created by an act of the Virginia Assembly on March 1, 1831, and named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The first courthouse on this site was a brick structure. The land for the courthouse square was donated by Jacob . . . Map (db m11439) HM
9West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Ripley
Established in 1832 on land which was settled by William John and Lewis Rogers in 1768 and later acquired by Jacob and Ann (Staats) Starcher. Near here lived Capt. William Parsons who was active in the early life of Jackson County.Map (db m73650) HM
10West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — RipleyJackson County Court House — The Blue and Gray Trail —
Jackson County was created by an act of the Virginia Assembly on March 1, 1831 and named for President Andrew Jackson. The first courthouse was a brick structure. The land for the courthouse square was donated by Jacob Starcher, one of the . . . Map (db m178574) HM
11West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — RipleyMcGrew / Hood Grist Mill — The Blue and Gray Trail —
In 1824, Jacob Starcher built the first grist mill in Ripley, along Mill Creek. In 1853, Jacob Sayre sold the mill to John McGrew, who came to Jackson County in 1844. The McGrew Mill building was a structure of about 40 ft. by 30 ft. and was . . . Map (db m178575) HM
12West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Staats Mill Covered Bridge
Built in 1887 over Tug Fork of Mill Creek and named for Enoch Statts' mill. Jackson Co. Court paid local builder H.T. Hartley $904 to erect "Long" truss wooden superstructure. Total cost of original 97 ft. bridge with stone abutments and approaches . . . Map (db m73652) HM
13West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — The Casto HoleServing Opposite Sides
Although western Virginia eventually separated from the original state to form West Virginia and join the Union, many residents of the new state supported the Confederacy. Many others served the Union, while still others wished to avoid contact with . . . Map (db m73651) HM
 
 
Jan. 20, 2022