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Buffalo, West Virginia Historical Markers

 
The “Coin” Harvey side of the marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
The “Coin” Harvey side of the marker
West Virginia (Putnam County), Buffalo — “Lawnvale” / “Coin” Harvey
Lawnvale. One mile north, home of Dr. T. C. Atkeson, head of Grange for many years. Dean of the West Virginia College of Agriculture and author of many works on agriculture. For nearly 50 years, Atkeson was a leader among farmers of . . . — Map (db m137323) HM
West Virginia (Putnam County), Buffalo — Buffalo Academy
Established in 1849 by a joint stock company. First principal was George Rosetter. The school flourished until Civil War began, when it was occupied alternately by soldiers of the Federal and Confederate armies. After the War, the property was . . . — Map (db m137307) HM
West Virginia (Putnam County), Buffalo — Buffalo Presbyterian ChurchMustering the Troops
Here at Buffalo Presbyterian Church on May 13, 1861, Confederate Capt. William E. Fife mustered the Buffalo Guards, the militia company he had raised in 1859. The families of church members who served in the company included the Alexanders, . . . — Map (db m137304) HM
West Virginia (Putnam County), Buffalo — Historic Town of Buffalo — River to Ridges Heritage Trail —
Chartered in 1837, the town of Buffalo predates the formation of Putnam County in 1848. Possibly named after the nearby Big Buffalo Creek, the town was from its beginnings inextricably tied to river trade and to agriculture. In its early days, . . . — Map (db m137327) HM
West Virginia (Putnam County), Buffalo — Indian Village / Excavations
The Buffalo Indian Village and Cemetery, between the road and the Kanawha River, was one of the largest Indian towns in West Virginia. It was occupied about 1650 by Shawnee Indians who later moved westward. Excavations, 1963-64, . . . — Map (db m137328) HM
West Virginia (Putnam County), Buffalo — Raiders in BuffaloClashing with Jenkins — Jenkins’s Raid —
Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid, Aug. 22 to Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces, capturing prisoners, and destroying military stores. From Salt Sulphur Springs he rode along the Tygart and Buckhannon . . . — Map (db m137358) HM

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