Rowan House

Rowan House (HMG9O)

Location: Beverly, WV 26253 Randolph County
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N 38° 50.492', W 79° 52.546'

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In 1811, John Goff sold this property with its one-story log house to Archibald Earle. William and Anna Rowan bought the property from Franklin Leonard in 1838. Rowan served as constable and deputy sheriff for over thirty years. He also operated a hat factory in Beverly. William's son Adam and his wife Phoebe Caplinger also lived in the home but took their family south during the Civil War. Upon their return, he was a merchant and a Justice of the Peace.

After the Civil War, a two-story three-bay frame I-House was built in front of the original log house. Later, a connecting ell was added forming one large house with clapboards covering the original logs.

"there was a hat factory, where you could have any kind of a hat made to order by William Rowan."
Thomas J. Arnold
"Beverly in the Sixties"

The bay windows may be a late 19th century addition and are matched by a similar treatment on the entry portico. The original log structure still exists as the back wing of this house.
HM NumberHMG9O
Placed ByStaunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 597567 N 4299791
Decimal Degrees38.84153333, -79.87576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.492', W 79° 52.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 29.52" N, 79° 52' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29 Water St, Beverly WV 26253, US
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