James W. Hoge House

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James W. Hoge House
James W. Hoge House is located in West Virginia
James W. Hoge House
James W. Hoge House is located in the United States
James W. Hoge House
LocationHoge Ln., Winfield, West Virginia
Coordinates38°31′59″N 81°53′25″W / 38.53306°N 81.89028°W / 38.53306; -81.89028Coordinates: 38°31′59″N 81°53′25″W / 38.53306°N 81.89028°W / 38.53306; -81.89028
Area4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #07000783 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 27, 2007

James W. Hoge House is a historic home located in Winfield, Putnam County, West Virginia. Its owner, James W. Hoge, was a lawyer and judge, who represented Putnam County at the Virginia Secession Convention of 1861 (and voted against secession), and lived in the house from 1857 until his death in 1882. Charles Brown, who operated a ferry across the Kanawha River using enslaved labor built this house in 1838, and his son Tallyrand inherited it circa 1848 and rented it out until ultimately selling it in 1852, to Capt. John Bowyer (1794-1878), a veteran of the War of 1812 who became Justice of the Peace for Putnam County in 1848, and also served in the West Virginia House of Delegate. In 2004 it was moved a short distance to its current location in what had been the Hoge family graveyard, to save it from demolition. The single-story, Federal-style side-gable brick dwelling measures 18 feet by 47 feet, and features stepped parapets at the gable ends and a decorative brick cornice. Also on the property is the Hoge Cemetery, containing approximately 24 graves of Hoge family members, as well as unmarked graves of slaves.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Michael J. Pulice (December 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: James W. Hoge House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-09.