List of National Historic Landmarks in West Virginia

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This article includes a List of National Historic Landmarks in West Virginia, as well as a list of National Park Service administered areas in West Virginia.

National Historic Landmarks in West Virginia[edit]

There are 16 National Historic Landmarks in the state. The following is a complete list.

[1] Landmark name[2] Image Date of designation[2] Locality
[2][3]
County
[2]
Description
[4]
1 Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church October 5, 1992 Grafton
39°20′20″N 80°01′07″W / 39.3388548502°N 80.0185436005°W / 39.3388548502; -80.0185436005 (Andrews Methodist Church)
Taylor Where the Mother's Day holiday was started.
2 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops 1970 HAER photo July 31, 2003 Martinsburg
39°27′39″N 77°57′34″W / 39.460833°N 77.959444°W / 39.460833; -77.959444 (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops)
Berkeley Architecturally significant railway buildings, also where the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began.
3 Campbell Mansion Front of the house April 19, 1994 Bethany
40°12′21″N 80°32′51″W / 40.2057321567°N 80.5476076794°W / 40.2057321567; -80.5476076794 (Campbell Mansion)
Brooke Home of Alexander Campbell, founder and president of Bethany College
4 Clover Site Green Bottom WMA looking toward Clover Site.jpg April 27, 1992 Lesage
Cabell Archaeological site.
5 Davis and Elkins Historic District June 7, 1998 Elkins
38°55′44″N 79°50′57″W / 38.9289808836°N 79.8492664145°W / 38.9289808836; -79.8492664145 (Davis and Elkins Historic District)
Randolph Historic district including Graceland (Elkins, West Virginia) and Senator Stephen Benton Elkins House (Halliehurst) mansions
6 Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District 1970 HAER photo May 4, 1983 Bretz
39°32′42″N 79°58′35″W / 39.54500°N 79.97639°W / 39.54500; -79.97639 (Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District)
Preston 140 beehive coke ovens, the last operated in the United States.
7 Grave Creek Mound Grave Creek Mound.jpg July 19, 1964 Moundsville
39°55′00″N 80°44′42″W / 39.91676°N 80.744978°W / 39.91676; -80.744978 (Grave Creek Mound)
Marshall The United States' largest cone-shaped burial mound, 62 feet (19 m) tall, 240 feet (73 m) diameter at base.
8 The Greenbrier North Entrance of The Greenbrier from inside June 21, 1990 White Sulphur Springs
37°47′07″N 80°18′30″W / 37.7854°N 80.3083°W / 37.7854; -80.3083 (The Greenbrier)
Greenbrier Hotel and emergency relocation center for the U.S. congress.
9 Matewan Historic District View of Matewan Historic District February 18, 1997 Matewan
37°37′23″N 82°09′59″W / 37.623056°N 82.166389°W / 37.623056; -82.166389 (Matewan Historic District)
Mingo Site of bloody 1920 coal miners' strike depicted in John Sayles' film Matewan
10 Old Main, Bethany College Eastern front of Old Main June 21, 1990 Bethany
40°12′14″N 80°33′37″W / 40.2038891197°N 80.5603100305°W / 40.2038891197; -80.5603100305 (Old Main, Bethany College)
Brooke Historic main building on Bethany College campus.
11 Reber Radio Telescope Grote Antenna Wheaton.gif December 20, 1989 Green Bank
38°25′42″N 79°49′04″W / 38.428307822°N 79.8179043296°W / 38.428307822; -79.8179043296 (Reber Radio Telescope)
Pocahontas First parabolic radio telescope, built by amateur astronomer Grote Reber.
12 Traveller's Rest Traveler's Rest WV1.jpg November 28, 1972 Kearneysville
39°23′17″N 77°54′03″W / 39.388056°N 77.900833°W / 39.388056; -77.900833 (Traveller's Rest)
Jefferson Homestead of General Horatio Gates and a rare surviving example of Virginia architect John Ariss's work.
13 Alexander Wade House Alexander Wade House December 21, 1965 Morgantown
39°37′31″N 79°57′30″W / 39.625271°N 79.958328°W / 39.625271; -79.958328 (Wade, Alexander, House)
Monongalia Home of innovative educator Alexander Wade.
14 West Virginia Independence Hall West Virginia Independence Hall, 2006 June 20, 1988 Wheeling
40°03′53″N 80°43′20″W / 40.064742°N 80.722142°W / 40.064742; -80.722142 (West Virginia Independence Hall)
Ohio Site of 1861-1863 pro-Union government of Virginia.
15 Weston Hospital Weston State Hospital June 21, 1990 Weston
39°02′19″N 80°28′17″W / 39.03861°N 80.47139°W / 39.03861; -80.47139 (Weston Hospital)
Lewis One of the largest hand-cut stone masonry buildings in the United States.
16 Wheeling Suspension Bridge View from the Wheeling Suspension Bridge from 1977. May 15, 1975 Wheeling
40°04′06″N 80°43′38″W / 40.0682684288°N 80.7273516865°W / 40.0682684288; -80.7273516865 (Wheeling Suspension Bridge)
Ohio World's first long suspension bridge.

National Park Service Areas in West Virginia[edit]

Also of historical interest is:

Other National Park Service-administered areas in West Virginia are:

There are no National Battlefields or other National Park Service units in West Virginia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c d National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-04. .
  3. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  4. ^ Except as otherwise noted, descriptions are drawn from National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database".  Retrieved on various dates.

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