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

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

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[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church
Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church
October 5, 1992
39°20′20″N 80°01′07″W / 39.3388548502°N 80.0185436005°W / 39.3388548502; -80.0185436005 (Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church)
Taylor Where the Mother's Day holiday was started.
2 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops
1970 HAER photo
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July 31, 2003
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
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April 19, 1994
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
Clover Site
April 27, 1992
Address Restricted

Cabell Archaeological site.
5 Davis and Elkins Historic District
Davis and Elkins Historic District
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June 7, 1998
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 and Halliehurst mansions
6 Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District
1970 HAER photo
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May 4, 1983
39°32′42″N 79°48′35″W / 39.545000°N 79.809722°W / 39.545000; -79.809722 (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
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July 19, 1964
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
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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
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February 18, 1997
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
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June 21, 1990
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
Reber Radio Telescope
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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
Traveller's Rest
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November 28, 1972
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
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December 21, 1965
39°37′31″N 79°57′30″W / 39.625271°N 79.958328°W / 39.625271; -79.958328 (Alexander Wade House)
Monongalia Home of innovative educator Alexander Wade.
14 West Virginia Independence Hall
West Virginia Independence Hall, 2006
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June 20, 1988
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
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June 21, 1990
39°02′19″N 80°28′17″W / 39.03861°N 80.4713889°W / 39.03861; -80.4713889 (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.
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May 15, 1975
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

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


  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.

External links

  • "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
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