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Franklin, West Virginia Historical Markers

 
Confederate Prayer Service Marker image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
Confederate Prayer Service Marker
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Confederate Prayer Service — Pendleton County Civil War Landmark
Near this site, in May 1862, following the battle of Mcdowell, General "Stonewall" Jackson received orders to return to the Shenandoah Valley while attending church service with the army. — Map (db m34530) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Destruction of Saltpeter Works
A key component of gun powder,the saltpeter mined near Franklin was of great importance to the South during the Civil War. On August 19, 1863, during his raid of Pendleton and surrounding counties, Union Gen. William W. Averell destroyed the . . . — Map (db m125113) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Devonian Shale
The carbonaceous shale exposed in the quarry is the Marcellus brown and black shale of the driller. it yields large amounts of natural gas in southern West Virginia. — Map (db m34502) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Franklin
Settled, 1769. Named for its founder, Francis Evick. John Van Meter first reached the South Branch, 1725. Roger Dyer and others came in 1745. Site of Federal camp of Gen. John C. Fremont, 1862, on way to attack "Stonewall" Jackson. — Map (db m34500) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — McCoy House — Union Headquarters — 1862 Valley Campaign
(Preface): Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . — Map (db m58688) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Murder of Ambrose Meadows — Pendleton County Civil War Landmark
At this site on May 10th, 1862, following the battle of Mcdowell, union soldiers murdered Rev. Abrose Meadows. A mill and the Meadows home were burned, his wife and three children left homeless. — Map (db m34462) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Pendleton County World War I Memorial
"By fairy hands their knell is rung by forms unseen their dirge is sung" Dedicated to these heroes of Pendleton County who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War 1914 - 1918 Killed in action John Dayton Dove - Riverton Raymond L. Harman . . . — Map (db m34501) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Trout Rock — Pendleton County Civil War Landmark
At this gap defeated Union forces slowed the pursuit of "Stonewall" Jackson following the battle of McDowell in May 1862. The site was used by Confederate forces to make gunpowder from saltpeter secured in nearby cave. — Map (db m34531) HM
West Virginia (Pendleton County), Franklin — Trout Rock Fort
The Trout Rock Fort was one in the chain of forts that the Virginia House of Burgesses in March 1756 directed Washington to erect for the defense of settlers in the South Branch Valley. It also marks the end of Gen. Stonewall Jackson's pursuit of . . . — Map (db m34533) HM

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