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
(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
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
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
During the Civil War, both Union and Confederate supporters formed guerrilla bands. Each government denounced the other sides partisans as bushwhackers or common thieves but gave those on their own side an official military designation as cover. . . . — — Map (db m73647) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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