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Old 08-20-2009, 04:19 AM   #721
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Historic Church - Kanawha Co

Located on Rt 60 in Cedar Grove.


From the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pratt/Kanawha Co website.

Virginia’s Chapel, “The Little Brick Church” is located in Cedar Grove, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Cedar Grove was the first settlement in the Kanawha Valley. Salt industrialist William Tompkins came to the Kanawha Valley in 1815. His wife was the former Rachel Grant, daughter of Revolutionary War Captain Noah Grant. Her brother was Jesse Grant, father of President Ulysses S. Grant.

The Tompkins had 10 children. Virginia's Chapel was built as a graduation present from William Tompkins to his eldest daughter, Virginia. Virginia married Presbyterian minister John Brown. Some of their descendants still live in the Kanawha Valley.

In 1912 a bell tower was added to the chapel. In the early 1900s Forrest Hull painted the mural on the wall behind the pulpit in the chapel.

Members in the Cedar Grove and Glasgow areas used the chapel until the chapel could no longer accommodate its membership size. Each community built their respective churches with the last built in 1931. The church was used for weddings and funerals over the next two decades and began to deteriorate.

On June 16, 1952, the 100th Birthday Celebration of Virginia’s Chapel was observed. For the occasion, the Reverend Homer Cummings wrote the song “The Old Brick Church by the Side of The Road.”

In 1979 restoration funds were received from the West Virginia Department of Culture and History Preservation Office, other state and county offices, local businesses and private donations. The restoration was completed in 1980. On January 1, 1994, the Virginia Chapel Foundation, Inc. was chartered for the purpose of providing perpetual care to Virginia’s Chapel.



Historical Marker located in front of the church.




Same marker - side #2




View of the marker and church





Plaque on the front of the church.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:34 AM   #722
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Andrew & Charles Lewis March - Kanawha Co

Yet another Historical Marker recognizing this march.




Historical Marker located on Rt 60 at the junction with CR 81/12 at the west end of town.




Three, three, three markers in one (stop). First on the far right is the Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker, in the middle (just behind my bike) is the First Settlers Marker, and barely visible in the trees ahead is the Historic Church Marker.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:52 AM   #723
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Coalburg - Kanawha Co

Located on Rt 60 in Shrewsbury, about 8 - 10 miles east of Charleston

I came up dry on biographical data on W.H. Edwards, but there are plenty of lists of his scientific studies. I'm not sure if this is the Jonathan Edwards referred to on the marker, but click here to read more about this famous theologian.



Historical Marker located along Rt 60 in Shrewsbury.




Same Marker, Side #2



View eastbound on Rt 60.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:59 AM   #724
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Historical Markers - Who made 'em?

Mike, as I was looking through the many posts of the markers, I was wondering if you had any history on who cast the signs? State? Contracted out?

Just curious.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:13 AM   #725
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Mike, as I was looking through the many posts of the markers, I was wondering if you had any history on who cast the signs? State? Contracted out?

Just curious.
bumblebike shared this website way back on Post #264. Took me a while to look through and find it again so I could give him credit.

http://www.sewahstudios.com/about.htm
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bumblebike shared this website way back on Post #264. Took me a while to look through and find it again so I could give him credit.

http://www.sewahstudios.com/about.htm
Much thanks. That was before my time. :-)
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Kanawha County

Booker T. Washington Homeplace marker.
Located on CR60/12 Belle Rand Rd, Malden.

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The sign hanging at the house reads:
West Virginia State University
Booker T. Washington Complex

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Burning Springs marker located on Rt60/CR60/13 Burning Springs Rd.

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This looks to be part of something...not sure if it had anything to do with the Burning Spring marker. A small steam is below, hiden by the brush.

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Camp Piatt marker located on Old Rt60, West Belle.

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Old 08-20-2009, 09:27 AM   #733
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Camp Piatt:
Civil War camp named for Col. Abraham Piatt, Ohio Zouaves. Its strategic location on the James River & Kanawha Turnpike and the Kanawha River aided Union troops guarding the Kanawha Valley and patrolling western Virginia. Future U.S. presidents, Rutherford Hayes and William McKinley of the 23rd Ohio,were stationed here in 1863 (Waymark)

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Kanawha County Courthouse

The Courthouse is located on Kanawha Blvd.
A very large stone building, takes up the whole block!
I have three photos showing the entire courthouse.

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This is the Charleston marker located on the other side of the road from the courthouse on Kanawha Blvd.

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