Place:Belleville, Wood, West Virginia, United States


Alt namesMorgan Crossingsource: WV Div of Culture & History
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates39.117°N 81.733°W
Located inWood, West Virginia, United States
Contained Places
Fort Belleville Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Belleville is an inhabited place.

In earlier times sometimes locally called "Morgan Crossing" as described in the Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood:

Wheeling Intelligencer July 20, 1863

John Morgan Crossing the River below Parkersburg.—Gov. Boreman yesterday received a dispatch from Parkersburg, announcing that John Morgan was attempting to cross the Ohio into Virginia, at Bellville, 18 miles below Parkersburgh. When the scout who gave this information left Bellville, a gun boat was in sight, which, in all probability, ere this, engaged Morgan’s forces. When the scout left only eight or ten of the rebels had crossed.—Twelve hundred soldiers had been sent from Parkersburgh to Bellville.

A later dispatch to Gov. Boreman, which appears elsewhere, announces that three hundred of Morgan’s men were captured yesterday at Buffington, several miles below Bellville.

The place name 'Morgan Crossing, WV' has been seen on delayed birth records.

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