|08-13-2013, 12:35 PM||#11|
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Morgantown, WVa
Flemington - Taylor County (was missing marker)
(Don't miss the newly-refurbished markers on the previous page)
Flemington - Taylor County.
This marker was missing for several years and was replaced in 2013. It is located at the junction of Rt 76 and CR 13, next to the B&O Railroad Bridge. The town of Flemington has a population of about 312 (as of 2010) and is a quiet town located about 10 miles east/southeast of Clarksburg and Bridgeport. It was the site of West Virginia College, opened in 1865 by Free Will Baptists in the area and functioned until the 1890s.
Interesting bit of history about Thomas Allen on the marker.
Historical Marker - (Side #1 facing SE) - Located at the junction of Rt 76 and CR 13.
39* 15' 59.11" N
80* 07' 54.94" W
Historical Marker (Side #2 facing NW)
View SE past B&O Railroad bridge towards the Post Office and Emergency Services Building. Rt 76 continues under bridge towards Philippi.
View NW. Rt 76 continues to the left towards Clarksburg, and CR 13 starts to the right towards Grafton. Straight ahead is local road.
Yes, trains still use this bridge and tracks daily.
View of the Veterans' Memorial in front of the Emergency Services Building. The marker is to the left and just on the other side of the underpass on the right.
There is a very nice Veterans' Memorial here. Especially impressive for such a small town.
Nice to see a town that isn't ashamed to have God's name on a public memorial. Thanks to these men and women who served our country - many giving the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
Nice plaque at the memorial.
Flemington is a neat place to visit - lots of good riding in on Rt 76 or CR 13.
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