“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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West Virginia, The City of Keyser Historical Markers

Armstrong Mansion Marker image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 12, 2020
Armstrong Mansion Marker
1West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 15 — Armstrong Mansion — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Armstrong Mansion (also known as the Davis Mansion). The Armstrong family left Keyser because of Southern ties. This home was used by the Union Army during the Civil War. It was later sold to Thomas Davis. Two of Keyser's streets were . . . Map (db m152790) HM
2West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 7 — Blacksmith Shop — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Located near the bridge that crosses New Creek on Armstrong Street.Map (db m196555) HM
3West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 1 — Cannon Road — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Can be seen angling across the mountain at the spillway near the filtration plant at south end of Water Street.Map (db m196546) HM
4West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 19 — Carskadon Mansion — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Notable because Thomas R. Carskadon was a Vice-Presidential Candidate in 1892. He was considered radical because of his modern ideas on farming, politics, his inventions and life in general. His home had plumbing and conveniences ahead of the . . . Map (db m196550) HM
5West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 9 — Courthouse — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
WV became a border state in 1863 when it separated from Virginia. The Mineral County Courthouse was completed in 1868 after Mineral County was created from Hampshire County. This area around the Court House became the Town Square. The Court House is . . . Map (db m152821) HM
6West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 10 — Courthouse Square — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Old Union Blacksmith Shop on East Street was on this Square, as well as a second one located at 107 West Street. The first school building built for white children stood where the Magistrate Court Annex is now located on West Street. About 1870 a . . . Map (db m152820) HM
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7West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 16 — Former Keyser High School — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Former Keyser High School Was built near the site of the Armstrong/Davis Mansion. During the Civil War, a confederate soldier was buried on the grounds of the Armstrong Mansion to keep his body from lying in the street.Map (db m152791) HM
8West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 2 — Fort Piano — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Between Cross and First Streets, looking across New Creek and up about 100 yards were the trenches of Fort Piano where cannons were positioned. Now overgrown, was still visible in 1980.Map (db m196545) HM
9West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 14 — Historical Marker near Post Office — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Explains Keyser changed hands 14 times during the Civil War (although the South only held it once for a period of 5 hours in 1864). The other side explains it was a training and staging area for Averill's Rangers, with troops deployed from here.Map (db m152789) HM
10West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 20 — Historical Markers — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
As you enter Keyser on Route 220 from the South, on the east side, gives same information as the historical marker near the Post Office. Carskadon Mansion Marker is on the walking trail.Map (db m196547)
11West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 11 — Janes Church — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Oldest church building in Keyser, located on Church Street, built in 1876. It is an active, historically African American United Methodist Church today.Map (db m196537) HM
12West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 12 — Lincoln School — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Located beside Janes Church Fellowship Hall, the first African American grade school in Keyser, which was in use until 1957.Map (db m196502) HM
13West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 13 — Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church & Cemetery — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Located at the top of the Cliffs on Overton Place. During the Civil War, a 9 pound cannon was placed on the large rock facing South, up the New Creek Valley. Standing where Fort Piano can be seen to the left, Fort Fuller (Fort Kelly) to the right . . . Map (db m196519) HM
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14West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 8 — New Creek Station — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
The Baltimore and Ohio, (B & O), trains stopped at New Creek Station, as Keyser was known during the Civil War. The first Depot was across the tracks from and near Southern States store. Passengers could stop over, enjoy meals and stay in the New . . . Map (db m196554) HM
15West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 4 — Tannery and Shoe Factory — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Located on Willow Avenue in the mid-1800's, destroyed during Civil War.Map (db m196538) HM
16West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 3 — Taylor Home — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Built in 1852, occupies the site at the end of Hughes Street on Willow Avenue. Original four room log structure, home of Tannery Superintendent, has modern additions.Map (db m196539) HM
17West Virginia, Mineral County, Keyser — 17 — Thomas McCoole Home — Keyser Historical Walking Trail
Located on West Piedmont Street, built soon after the Civil War. This was the training grounds of the Paddytown Battalion and Union troops whose tents were located in this end of town.Map (db m153159) HM
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