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Belle, West Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Forest McDermott, May 27, 2008
Belle Works Marker
West Virginia (Kanawha County), Belle — Belle Works
At this site, April 1926, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. produced first successful, commercially synthesized ammonia from air and water. This initiated a progression of synthetic products: methyl alcohol, antifreeze, nitrates for explosives and . . . — Map (db m50468) HM
West Virginia (Kanawha County), Belle — Camp Piatt
Site of the largest Civil War camp in the Kanawha Valley, it was named for Union Col. A. Sanders Piatt of the 34th Ohio (Zouaves). Location along present-day U.S. Route 60 and the Kanawha River was of strategic importance to troops of both . . . — Map (db m137854) HM
West Virginia (Kanawha County), Belle — Samuel Shrewsbury House
House built circa 1810 by Samuel Shrewsbury (1763-1855) on a 704 acre tract of land received from Colonel John Dickinson. Sandstone and hewn hardwood logs used in construction were obtained locally from the land. Shrewsbury, a revolutionary soldier, . . . — Map (db m76882) HM

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