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1856 - Born a lowly slave;1915 - Died a great American. Famous educator, author, lecturer and advocate of the doctrine of interracial cooperation. Booker T. Washington was born near Hale's Ford, Franklin, County, VA. He spent his early li…
[East Side]"Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight" from poem by Vachel Lindsay SculptorFred Martin Torrey 1884-1967Born in Fairmont, West VirginiaDedicatedJune 20, 1974Arch A. Moore, Jr. Governor[South Side]Abraham Lincoln created the state of West Vi…
West Virginia's Capitol first located in Wheeling, 1863; moved to Charleston, 1870; back to Wheeling, 1875; and finally to Charleston, 1885. It was located two miles west until destroyed by fire, 1921. Present building was completed in 1931.
[South Side]Born Jan. 21, 1824Clarksburg, VA.Now West Virginia,Confederate GeneralDied May 10, 1863[East Side]This monument first located on original state capitol grounds Sept. 27, 1910; relocated to the present state capitol grounds July 25, 192…
This memorial erected by the Kanawha Riflemen Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy in honor of the Kanawha Riflemen First organization of the company 1856Second organization 1858Third organization 1861 [List of names] Dedicated to tho…
Grave of Joseph Ruffner, who bought the site of Charleston from the Clendenins. His son, Daniel, built Holly Mansion on Kanawha Street in 1815. The Ruffners aided oil and gas development by improved drills used in salt wells.
[Front] Saved by two historic rides for powder. Ann Bailey on horseback through wilderness to Lewisburg and return. Fleming Cobbs poled down Kanawha River to Point Pleasant and return.[Rear]This boulder is established to commemorate Clendennin's F…
Born in Kanawha County on 19 September 1892. Began work as a miner at age ten, and served as field organizer, UMWA. Noted as leader of 1921 Armed March. Indicted for treason but later acquitted. President of District 17 and vice-president of West …