Wheeling Wharf - Wheeling, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 04.024 W 080° 43.520
17T E 523422 N 4435237
Historic former wharf area in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Waymark Code: WMJC1B
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
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WHEELING WHARF, foot of 12th St., for a century and a half has been a public landing.  Cobblestones, laid early in the nineteenth century, later supplemented by bricks, extend from the river's edge to Water Street.  Although the wharf is not the center of activity that it once was, it is still used by occasional excursion steamers and small craft.  It was here on May 24, 1825, that the steamboat Herald docked and Lafayette, his son George Washington Lafayette, and a party of statesmen were received by Wheeling citizens.- West Virginia: A Guide to the Mountain State, Wheeling section, pg. 288

The Wheeling Wharf area has now been converted to a park heritage area.  There is a docking area used by small craft at times also.  There are several memorials and historical markers in area.  Many events are held at the waterfront area.
Book: West Virginia

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 288

Year Originally Published: 1941

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