List of National Historic Landmarks in West Virginia
National Historic Landmarks in West Virginia
There are 16 National Historic Landmarks in the state. The following is a complete list.
|||Landmark name||Image||Date of designation||Locality
|1||Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church||October 5, 1992||Grafton
||Taylor||Where the Mother's Day holiday was started.|
|2||Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops||July 31, 2003||Martinsburg
||Berkeley||Architecturally significant railway buildings, also where the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began.|
|3||Campbell Mansion||April 19, 1994||Bethany
||Brooke||Home of Alexander Campbell, founder and president of Bethany College|
|4||Clover Site||April 27, 1992||Lesage
|5||Davis and Elkins Historic District||June 7, 1998||Elkins
||Randolph||Historic district including Graceland (Elkins, West Virginia) and Senator Stephen Benton Elkins House (Halliehurst) mansions|
|6||Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District||May 4, 1983||Bretz
||Preston||140 beehive coke ovens, the last operated in the United States.|
|7||Grave Creek Mound||July 19, 1964||Moundsville
||Marshall||The United States' largest cone-shaped burial mound, 62 feet (19 m) tall, 240 feet (73 m) diameter at base.|
|8||The Greenbrier||June 21, 1990||White Sulphur Springs
||Greenbrier||Hotel and emergency relocation center for the U.S. congress.|
|9||Matewan Historic District||February 18, 1997||Matewan
||Mingo||Site of bloody 1920 coal miners' strike depicted in John Sayles' film Matewan|
|10||Old Main, Bethany College||June 21, 1990||Bethany
||Brooke||Historic main building on Bethany College campus.|
|11||Reber Radio Telescope||December 20, 1989||Green Bank
||Pocahontas||First parabolic radio telescope, built by amateur astronomer Grote Reber.|
|12||Traveller's Rest||November 28, 1972||Kearneysville
||Jefferson||Homestead of General Horatio Gates and a rare surviving example of Virginia architect John Ariss's work.|
|13||Alexander Wade House||December 21, 1965||Morgantown
||Monongalia||Home of innovative educator Alexander Wade.|
|14||West Virginia Independence Hall||June 20, 1988||Wheeling
||Ohio||Site of 1861-1863 pro-Union government of Virginia.|
|15||Weston Hospital||June 21, 1990||Weston
||Lewis||One of the largest hand-cut stone masonry buildings in the United States.|
|16||Wheeling Suspension Bridge||May 15, 1975||Wheeling
||Ohio||World's first long suspension bridge.|
National Park Service Areas in West Virginia
Also of historical interest is:
Other National Park Service-administered areas in West Virginia are:
- Bluestone National Scenic River
- Gauley River National Recreation Area
- New River Gorge National River
There are no National Battlefields or other National Park Service units in West Virginia.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in West Virginia
- List of National Historic Landmarks by state
- Numbers represent an ordering by first significant word in landmark name. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate the National Historic Park, National Historic Landmark Districts and other higher designations from NHL buildings, structures, sites or objects.
- National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-04..
- National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- Except as otherwise noted, descriptions are drawn from National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved on various dates.
- "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State--West Virginia (16)" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-14.
- National Historic Landmarks Program, at National Park Service