Tavenner Cemetery

Tavenner Cemetery (HM2C0G)

Location: Parkersburg, WV 26101 Wood County
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N 39° 15.291', W 81° 33.07'

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To the east of this cemetery, on the banks of
the Little Kanawha River, in 1785, Captain James
Neal formed the first permanent settlement in
Wood County, Virginia. The vast acreage owned
by Captain Neal and his son-in-law, Colonel Hugh Phelps,
was later transferred to Thomas Tavenner. In
Tavenner's will of 1857,he directed that "two
acres and twenty six poles be used as a public
burying ground." Captain Neal died during the "sickly
season" of 1821, perhaps becoming the first burial
at this site. Thomas Tavenner, Colonel Phelps and his
wife Hannah Neal Phelps and other Parkersburg
early pioneers are also buried here.
HM NumberHM2C0G
Year Placed2013
Placed ByCapt. Robert Ellyson Chapter of the West Virginia Society of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 452445 N 4345202
Decimal Degrees39.25485000, -81.55116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.291', W 81° 33.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 17.46" N, 81° 33' 4.2" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2205 WV-95, Parkersburg WV 26101, US
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