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Jackson County West Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, April 14, 2014
Kenna Marker
West Virginia (Jackson County), Kenna — Kenna
Post Office established here July 1, 1880, with Grandville P. Morrison as first postmaster. Named in honor of John Edward Kenna (1848-1893), member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1879-1883), and later elected to the U.S. Senate (1883-93). . . . — Map (db m73672) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ravenswood — Ravenswood — Springboard for Invasion — Jenkin's Raid
(Preface): Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid from Salt Sulphur Springs, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces and destroying military stores. He captured and paroled 300 Union soldiers, . . . — Map (db m39627) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ravenswood — Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford
Side one: Ravenswood These lands were surveyed, 1771, for George Washington by Colonel William Crawford, who later was taken captive by the Indians and burned at the stake. Washington camped here in 1770. Here is grave of Jesse . . . — Map (db m39625) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Brother Harry Ripley
Brother Harry Ripley was a circuit-riding minister for the Methodist church. According to legend, he had planned to wed a local girl and build the first church in the community. Tragedy struck, however, when he drowned in Mill Creek with their . . . — Map (db m10915) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Partisan Raid — Ripley Post Office
During the Civil War, both Union and Confederate supporters formed guerrilla bands. Each government denounced the other side’s partisans as bushwhackers or common thieves but gave those on their own side an official military designation as cover. . . . — Map (db m73647) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Ripley — McGrew / Hood Grist Mill — The Blue and Gray Trail
In 1824 Jacob Sturdier built the first grist mill in Ripley along Mill Creek. In 1853, Jacob Sayre sold the mill to John McGrew who came to Jackson County in 1844. The McGrew mill building was a structure of about 40 ft. by 30 ft. and was two . . . — Map (db m11426) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Ripley — Jackson County Courthouse — The Blue and Gray Trail
Jackson County was created by an act of the Virginia Assembly on March 1, 1831, and named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The first courthouse on this site was a brick structure. The land for the courthouse square was donated by Jacob and . . . — Map (db m11439) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Ripley
Established in 1832 on land which was settled by William John and Lewis Rogers in 1768 and later acquired by Jacob and Ann (Staats) Starcher. Near here lived Capt. William Parsons who was active in the early life of Jackson County. — Map (db m73650) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — Staats Mill Covered Bridge
Built in 1887 over Tug Fork of Mill Creek and named for Enoch Statts' mill. Jackson Co. Court paid local builder H.T. Hartley $904 to erect "Long" truss wooden superstructure. Total cost of original 97 ft. bridge with stone abutments and approaches . . . — Map (db m73652) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Ripley — The Casto Hole — Serving Opposite Sides
Although western Virginia eventually separated from the original state to form West Virginia and join the Union, many residents of the new state supported the Confederacy. Many others served the Union, while still others wished to avoid contact with . . . — Map (db m73651) HM
West Virginia (Jackson County), Staats Mill — Staats Mill Bridge
Raised in 1887 by order of Jackson County Court under presidency of George W. Shinn. Local builder H.T. Hartley erected the wooden superstructure at a cost of $904. Stone abutments were built by Quincy and Grim, local masons, at a cost of $710. . . . — Map (db m73653) HM

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