Matthew Mansfield Neely served as the 21st Governor of WV from 1941-1945. He is the only West Virginian to have served in both houses of the US Congress and as Governor.
To read more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_M._Neely
Historical Marker located on Rt 18 near Market, WV, between Rt 50 and the Gilmer Co line.
View northbound on Rt 18 - CR13 (Named "Porto Rico Road"
) is to the left.
A view out "Porto Rico Road" from the marker.
Rt 18 is a nice ride from Rt 50 south into Gilmer Co.