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Andrew Price Memorial


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Andrew Price Memorial Photo's (taken in early 2003) contributed by volunteer Paul Greathouse.

Erected in 1931 to the memory of Andrew Price - editor, author, lawyer, geologist, and president of the West Virginia Historical Society.


It is built of stones collected by Mr. Price from various locations in West Virginia. It's base is 10 feet square, the second tier is five feet square, and the top tier is three feet square. Within the document is buried his hammer and a sealed small bottle containing historical information.*


Per the book History of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981, "The memorial is located one mile north of Marlinton on the wooded hillsdie beyhond the Stony Creek Bridge, past the State Road Garage. "

Per volunteer Paul Greathouse, this memorial is located on the Back Mountain Road. After you turn on this road, drive just a short distance until you cross a small bridge. After you cross this bridge, on the right of the road there is an access road to a field. Just a short distance farther there is a wide place on the right of the road. When you are parked at this wide place by the road, you can look to the left of the road up on the hill and see this monument. With leaves on it, it may be difficult to see. It is not far up from the road.

*DESCRIPTION information extracted from W.Va. Heritage Enclyclopedia, Volume 18, and History of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981, published by the Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, Inc., printed in the U.S.A. by Taylor Publishing Company, Third Printing September 1997.


Pictures ©Copyright 2005 Paul Greathouse

Posted on November 12, 2004
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