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Old 06-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #1232
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Marker update

I stopped by the local WV DOH Sign Shop in Gore (Rt 19 just north of Clarksburg) when I noticed several markers leaning against the side of their building. Here's what I found.

John Ellifritt was the man who knew about the markers. Boy, did he know about the markers! They cover 5 counties - Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Doddridge Counties. He seems to know where every marker is located, so I asked him about several of the missing ones.

First, let's look at the markers leaning on the building. These were all ones that need repainting, except one (Dr. Loomis' Grave - broken mounting "bell" base).





Total of 8 markers - all are awaiting the marker spa, except the one on the far left (W.Va. Industrial School for Boys, which was replaced with a marker with more "politically correct" verbage). The marker front and center is the Rt 119 WV / PA border marker posted by WVChrome on Post #186. The others in the background include Harmony Grove Church (WVChrome, Post #624), Monongalia Co / Taylor Co Line - Rt 119 (WVChrome, Post #261), Wetzel Co / Marion Co Line - Rt 250 (pnoman, Post #528), Dr. Loomis' Grave (Preston Co., pnoman, Post #404), Taylor Co / Marion Co - Rt 73 (pnoman, Post #459), Boothsville (Marion Co, pnoman, Post #461), and Harrison Co / Taylor Co - Rt 73 (pnoman, Post #462).

I'll try to find out when these come back and are re-mounted so I can get more "Before & After" photos.


Here's the scoop on "Missing" markers in these 5 counties:

Harrison:

Harrison Co / Taylor Co - Rt 50 : Officially missing. Replacement???
Harrison Co / Barbour Co - Rt 57 : Officially missing. Replacement???
Harrison Co / Wetzel Co - Rt 20 : Officially missing. Replacement???
Harrison Co / Doddridge Co - Rt 50 : Officially missing. Replacement??? (Now 4-lane)
Revolutionary Graves - This may be the one they recently replaced north of Shinnston. Will check it out ASAP. [EDIT: It's not the one they replaced. Still Missing 18 June 2010. The one they installed is a new one - Big Elm - see next post]


Marion:

Marion Co / Taylor Co - Rt 310 - Officially missing. Replacement???
Marion Co / Taylor Co - Rt 250 - Officially missing. Replacement???

Doddridge:

Doddridge Co / Tyler Co - Rt 23 - Officially missing. Replacement???
Doddridge Co / Harrison Co - Rt 50 - Officially missing. Replacement??? (Now 4-lane)


Monongalia:

Henry Clay Furnace - Was listed as missing - was recently replaced [In place & Photographed 18 June 2010]
Monongalia Co - State of PA - Rt 19 : Sorry, I missed this one - status?? [EDIT: Missing 18 June 2010]
End of Mason-Dixon Survey - CR 39 at Brown's Hill : He was pretty sure this one is missing. Will verify. [EDIT: Verified missing 18 June 2010]
Mason-Dixon Line #1 - Rt 19 at PA state line : Also not sure, but thinks it is missing [Verified missing 18 June 2010]
West Virginia University #1 (Dorsey Knob) - Officially missing. Replacement???
West Virginia University #2 (Westover) - Officially missing. Replacement???
Willey-Wade-White / Morgantown : Courthouse - Officially missing. Replacement???

Preston:

Preston Co / Monongalia Co - Rt 7 : Officially Missing. Replacement???
Albright : Officially missing, maybe due to flooding. Replacement???
Old Iron Furnace : Officially missing, maybe due to flooding. Replacement???
Dunkard Bottom : Officially missing, maybe due to flooding. Replacement???
Preston Co / Tucker Co - Rt 219 : Officially missing. Replacement???
Preston Co / Monongalia Co - CR 73 by Cooper's Rock - Not sure, it may be there. [EDIT: In place & Photographed 18 June 2010]


I plan on riding out to check on the few he wasn't sure of. Will post updates again ASAP.
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