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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Weston, West Virginia
Location of Weston, West Virginia
► Lewis County (29) ► Braxton County (12) ► Doddridge County (11) ► Gilmer County (14) ► Harrison County (49) ► Upshur County (17) ► Webster County (3)
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|In the 1770s Henry Flesher claimed 400 acres at the mouth of Stone Coal Creek. He built his cabin home on the land that became Preston Lewis County. In 1817, Preston became Fleshersville and then in 1819 it was named Weston. His barn was near where . . . — — Map (db m161272) HM|
|Three generations of Jacksons operated mills here, beginning with Col. Edward Jackson before 1800. Jackson’s Mill included saw and gristmills, carpenter shop, blacksmith forge, slave quarters, barns and other outbuildings, and a general store on . . . — — Map (db m58720) HM|
| In 1831, this became the home of six-year-old Thomas Jonathan Jackson (1824-1863) and his four-year old sister, Laura Ann Jackson (1826-1911). Their father, Jonathan Jackson, had died in poverty in 1826. In 1830, their mother married Blake G. . . . — — Map (db m173734) HM|
|Boyhood home of Gen.Thomas J.
“Stonewall” Jackson (4 Mi. W.).
The first mill was built about
1808 by his grandfather, Col.
Edward Jackson, who became a
leader in border affairs. It
is now the site of the W. Va.
4-H Camp for Boys and Girls. — — Map (db m173825) HM|
| Jackson’s Mill Boyhood home (2 Mi. W.) of Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. First mill was built about 1808 by grandfather, Col. Edward Jackson, a leader in border affairs. Now site of the West Virginia 4-H Camp for Boys and Girls.
. . . — — Map (db m173735) HM|
|Site of boyhood home of Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The first mill was built about 1808 by his grandfather, Col. Edward Jackson, who became a leader in border affairs. It is now the site of the W. Va. 4-H Camp for Boys and Girls. — — Map (db m56626) HM|
|Memorial for Veterans all Wars — — Map (db m155499) WM|
|Home of Jonathan M. Bennett built 1875 and used as family home until 1922. Given by Mrs. Louis Bennett to county as public library to honor her husband and son. J.M. Bennett (1816 ~ 87) was active in state political and local business affairs in . . . — — Map (db m64089) HM|
|In 1845, William Rohrbough built the front half of what is now known as the Mary Conrad Cabin on a tract of land in southern Lewis County. The land had originally been patented by George Jackson, brother to Colonel Edward Jackson of Jackson's Mill. . . . — — Map (db m173813) HM|
|Early on June 30, 1861, John List
of Wheeling, under commission from
Gov. Pierpont and with the help of
the 7th Ohio Infantry, took charge
of about $30,000 in gold held at
the Weston branch of the Exchange
Bank of VA. Pierpont feared that
the . . . — — Map (db m173838) HM|
|When the Civil War began in 1861, the one-story wing on the far left of the building in front of you was all that stood here at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. The foundation of the main building had been completed; it was used to stable horses . . . — — Map (db m58721) HM|
|Thomas’ grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth Brake Jackson, settled on this land in 1801 and soon constructed a log cabin and a gristmill. When Edward died, his son, Cummins, took possession of the property and the lucrative family business including . . . — — Map (db m173807) HM|
|Established, 1818, on farm of Henry Flesher, Revolutionary War veteran, first settler. He was attacked by Indians in 1784, but made his escape. Here is grave of Alexander Scott Withers, who told the story of "Border Warfare." — — Map (db m155500) HM|
|Built in 1882, the Weston Colored School was the fourth school erected with public funds for black children in West Virginia. It served the African-American community until desegregation in 1954. Later uses included a vocational agriculture . . . — — Map (db m64114) HM|
|On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. "Grumble" Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported that they marched 1,100 . . . — — Map (db m155501) HM|
|Authorized as a western asylum by the state of Virginia in 1858. Construction was started in 1860, completed by the new State, and opened in 1864 as a hospital for mentally ill. This is the largest hand-cut stone building in America. — — Map (db m12115) HM|
|The oldest State institution in West Virginia was authorized by an act of General Assembly of Virginia, March 22, 1858. The War Between the States delayed construction. It was not opened for patients until October 22, 1864. — — Map (db m12121) HM|
|In the old Arnold Cemetery on the hill are the graves of Alexander Scott Withers, born 10-12-1792, died 1-23-1865 and his wife, Melinda F., born 6-1-1793, died 9-15-1854. He was the author of “Chronicles of Border Warfare.” — — Map (db m174505) HM|