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Title: Nicholas County/Webster County County: Nicholas/Webster

Inscription: Formed, 1860, from Braxton, Nicholas and Randolph. Named for Daniel Webster. Webster County is noted for its fine mountain scenery. It's forests produce the tree that was the largest hardwood at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893.

Formed in 1818 from Greenbrier, Kanawha and Randolph. Named for Wilson C. Nicholas, governor, Virginia, 1814-1817. In this county in 1861 sharp engagements were fought at Kessler's Cross Lanes and at Carnifex Ferry.

Location: WV 20

Title: Upshur County/Webster County County: Upshur/Webster

Inscription: Formed in 1851 from Lewis, Barbour and Randolph. Named for Abel Parker Upshur, the great Virginia statesman. Samuel and John Pringle were the first settlers in 1764, and they later guided other pioneers here.

Formed in 1860 from Braxton, Nicholas, and Randolph. Named for Daniel Webster. Webster county is noted for its fine mountain scenery. Its forests produced the tree that was the largest hardwood at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893.

Location: WV 20

Title: Blue Monday Sand County: Webster

Inscription: The cliff of Webster Springs Sandstone across the highway is the "Blue Monday Sand" of the driller, which yields oil and natural gas at depths of over 1000 feet in central West Virginia.

Location: WV 15/WV 20, Miller Mountain Road and Bennett Avenue, Webster Springs

Title: Webster Springs County: Webster

Inscription: Originally known as Fort Lick for salt springs, known during Revolution, which attracted herds of game. Webster Springs was important health resort for many years. Town retains name of Addison for Addison McLaughlin, owner of its site.

Location: WV 15 (Main Street), near WV 15/WV 20 split, Webster Springs

Title: Randolph County/Webster County County: Randolph/Webster

Inscription: Formed, 1787, from Harrison. Named for Edmund Jennings Randolph, Virginia statesman and soldier. Largest county in the State. Federal dominance of the Tygart's Valley in the Civil War largely determined control of West Virginia.

Formed, 1860, from Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph. Named for Daniel Webster. Webster County is noted for its fine mountain scenery. Its forests produced the largest hardwood at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893.

Location: WV 15

Title: Stroud Massacre County: Webster

Inscription: Following 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix, Stroud family settled on Stroud's Creek near junction with Gauley River. In 1772, Mrs. Stroud and seven children were killed by Shawnee party. Accounts of subsequent attack by settlers on Delaware village at Bulltown unproven. This was last attack launched by Native Americans in Webster County.

Location: Stroud's Creek Road, 1/4 mile from junction with WV 20, near Camden-On-Gauley

Title: Hacker Valley County: Webster

Inscription: Community originally known as Hacker Lick for John Hacker and salt spring he found here in 1772, following a buffalo trail on land he claimed by "tomahawk mark" in present Webster, Upshur, and Lewis counties. Killed buffalo cow at site. A post office operated 1856-1892 as Hacker's Valley, when (') dropped. Name used for local Methodist church, tax district and geographical quadrangle. Conrad & Anderson families came later.

Location: WV 20, Hacker Valley

Title: Old Sulphur Spring County: Webster

Inscription: Favorite gathering site for Jerry's Run and nearby residents during late 1800s - early 1900s; as well as a stop for weary travelers for rest and refreshing sulphur water. Nearby, brief Civil War skirmish resulted in death of Confederate James McCray in 1862. Jerry's Run one-room school, operated nearby from 1884-1950s. Site of Anderson reunions in 1920s-30's.

Location: Near junction of County Route 20/3 & WV 20

Title: Cleveland County: Webster

Inscription: Settled in 1844 by Robert McCray, Sr. & Margaret. First post office known as Buffalo Fork, 1853-1865. Reopened, 1883, as Point; renamed in honor of Pres. Grover Cleveland in 1885. Post office closed in 1995.

Location: 1/2 mile south of Upshur/Webster line on WV 20, Cleveland

Title: Walter Cool County: Webster

Inscription: Elected first Webster County Sheriff, May 1860. Born circa 1802, Franklin Co., Va. Pioneer settler on Right Fork, Holly River; married Hannah Clifton, 1825; had eight children. Accused of being a guerilla and thief by Union authorities; tried by military court and sentenced to be hanged in 1862. Sent to military prison and believed to be part of prisoner exchange later. Died in prison or at Wytheville on way home.

Location: Diana

Title: Moccasin Rangers County: Webster

Inscription: One of several partisan groups in western VA during the Civil War, the Moccasin Rangers were Southern sympathizers who operated in the central counties of present-day WV, conducting raids and terrorizing local Unionists. After they looted Ripley in 1861, two rangers were convicted of robbing the mail. One of the group’s leaders was Perry Conley, associate of Nancy Hart.

Location: WV 20, south of Cowen
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