Located about 30 miles west of Clarksburg at the junction of Rt 50 and Rt 18, West Union has a population of 800. It seemed like a nice, old-fashioned 'town' with a real (although small) downtown, something you don't much of any more.
The town has it's own website - http://www.westunion-wv.com/
- and it has an interesting pair of aerial photos. If you click on the second photo and enlarge it, you can see the historical marker above the spire of the County Court House and slightly to the left along the road.
Historical Marker located along Middle Island Creek on the east side of town.
View of downtown West Union (County Court House) from the marker location.
Downtown West Union.
Doddridge Co Court House.
From here, jump on Rt 18 south toward Glenville for a nice ride.