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Jones-Imboden Raid image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
Jones-Imboden Raid
West Virginia (Wirt County), Burning Springs — Burning Springs Oil Field "...drank all the whiskey and burned all the oil" Jones-Imboden Raid —
(side bar) On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they . . . — Map (db m73467) HM
West Virginia (Wirt County), Burning Springs — Rathbone Well
The first well in West Virginia drilled solely for petroleum was located near the mouth of Burning Springs Run. The well was drilled with a “spring pole” by the Rathbones and others from Parkersburg, begun in 1859 completed May 1860. . . . — Map (db m73463) HM WM
West Virginia (Wirt County), Elizabeth — Camp Kootaga Boy Scouts of America
You are entering the northwest side of Camp Kootaga, a 634 acre Boy Scout Camp situated on the Hughes River in Wirt County, West Virginia. Camp Kootaga is officially known as the George A. Stevenson Reservation of the local Allohak Council of the . . . — Map (db m130362) HM
West Virginia (Wirt County), Elizabeth — Elizabeth
Settled by William Beauchamp, 1796. Named for wife of David Beauchamp. Near here in 1752. Christopher Gist placed a marker for the Ohio Company whose plan to colonize the western lands was halted by the French and Indian War. — Map (db m73494) HM
West Virginia (Wirt County), Elizabeth — WI 1 — Ruble Church
One of the oldest "still attended" churches in the state, it was built in 1835 of hand-hewed logs. Much effort has been expended on the preservation of church's original appearance. It is heated by a pot-bellied stove and lighted by kerosene lights. . . . — Map (db m73491) HM

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