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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM145Y_battle-of-charleston_Charleston-WV.html
(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, killed or w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM145V_military-occupation_Charleston-WV.html
"I direct you to have guns in readiness to fire on Charleston. If rebels come in here Charleston shall be destroyed, for it is the work of disloyal citizens." - Gen. Eliakim P. Scammon, May 112, 1863, to Col. Rutherford B. Hayes. Union and Conf…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM145T_battle-of-charleston_Charleston-WV.html
(Preface):Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500 mile raid, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces, capturing prisoners, and destroying military stores. From Salt Sulphur Springs he rode along the Tygart and Buckh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM145S_charlestons-civil-war-sites_Charleston-WV.html
Two significant dwellings that stood elsewhere during the Civil War have been relocated to this park for public use: Craik-Patton House. The Rev. James Craik, son of George Washington's personal secretary, constructed this house in downtown Charle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY29_washingtons-land_St-Albans-WV.html
George Washington's "Cole" River Tract of 2,000 acres was surveyed by John Floyd in 1774 and patented April 12, 1774. Bounded by the Coal and Kanawha Rivers, "5 miles and 88 poles", it embraced the site of St. Albans.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY28_belle-works_Belle-WV.html
At this site, April 1926, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. produced first successful, commercially synthesized ammonia from air and water. This initiated a progression of synthetic products: methyl alcohol, antifreeze, nitrates for explosives and f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY27_daniel-boone_Charleston-WV.html
1789 Lt. Col. Of Kanawha Militia An Organizer of Kanawha County1791 Delegate to Virginia AssemblyHis Cabin was Across the Riverfrom Cave in Cliff AboveHe hunted Deer and Made SaltFrom a Spring at the Water's EdgeErected by Kanawha Valley ChapterDa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY26_daniel-boone_Charleston-WV.html
Across the Great Kanawha River, lived Daniel Boone, the noted frontiersman, from about 1788 to 1795. He represented Kanawha County in the Virginia Assembly, 1791; was Lieut. Col. of Virginia militia during Indian wars.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY25_petrochemical-plant_Clendenin-WV.html
In 1920, Union Carbide built first plant for the production of synthetic organic chemicals from natural gas on a site directly across Elk River. From this nucleus grew the nation's giant petrochemical industry, employer of thousands.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY14_craik-patton-house_Charleston-WV.html
Built 1834 as "Elm Grove" by James Craik, grandson of Geo. Washington's personal physician. Sold to George Smith Patton, 1858, and retained by family until end of Civil War. Born here was father of noted World War II general Geo. S. Patton. Moved …
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