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Plymale Landmarks

Plymale Branch

Plymale Branch is a road in Wayne County, West Virginia that runs alongside of the Plymale Branch Creek that empties into Twelvepole Creek.  There is also a Haney's Branch Creek and road, as well as a Malcolm road that are all named after early Wayne County families that were and still are closely related to the Plymale Family.

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Plymale Memorial Park

In December of 1966, 0-1-3-11-1-4 John Fred Plymale deeded four and two tenths acres of land to the State Highway Commission for a "Road Side Park" to be located on West Virginia State Route #75 in the Ceredo District of Wayne County, West Virginia.  This land is a part of the 0-1-3 John Plymale plantation where he settled about 1813. 

The land was donated under the condition that the state would erect and maintain a monument in memory of 0-1-3 John Plymale, build rest rooms, parking, and rebuild the old well as a historical antique and build a pavilion for picnics.  If the above conditions were not completed within a five year period and/or the state fails to maintain the park for a period of one year, the land would revert back to the original owner, or his heirs.

The park was built and in operation for a short time.   Unfortunately, it was under high voltage power lines and the power company made the state take it out.


Plymale Road

There is another Plymale Road that is located in Gallia County, Ohio a few miles south of Gallipolis.  This road connects directly to State Route 7, overlooking the Ohio River.

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Plymale's Mill
Yellowtown (Thivener), Ohio

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(Date and subjects of photograph unknown.)

0-1-13 Hugh Plymale I went into the milling business about 1856 with a small grist mill powered by water from a dam across the Raccoon Creek.  With the help of two of his sons, 0-1-13-10 Hugh Plymale II and 0-1-13-7 Junius Plymale, he enlarged the mill into a roller process mill.   He eventually turned the mill over to Hugh II and Junius.
The mill is no longer standing.


The Plymale Cottage

A friend of 0-1-8-6-2-1 Eunice Eloise Plymale's niece 0-1-8-6-2-2-1 Mary Patricia Plymale, discovered a restaurant in Jacksonville, Oregon (in the 1970's) called "The Plymale Cottage."  She stopped there to eat and even brought back a copy of their menu.  The front of the menu says:

The Plymale Cottage  1865
(there is a picture of a house)

180 North Oregon, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530

Judie Hempy              Tea Room
Maryannette McLaughlin         Kitchen Boutique

On the inside is this story:


Gabriel and Mary Ann Plymale crossed the plains from Illinois in 1852 with their seven children: Frances M., William J., Sebastian, Sarah, Narissa, Pauline and Emmacita. They arrived in Jacksonville in October and Mr. Plymale died one month later.

William Jasper Plymale was twice elected County Surveyor of Jackson County. In 1874 he was elected to the legislature. They lived where the present post office is located. When a fire broke out at the David Linn Furniture Factory next door, their residence on the North side of the factory was destroyed. They escaped with only the clothes on their backs.

The history of the present Plymale Rouse is rather vague, but it is believed to have belonged to Lewis R. Zigler, a Jacksonville blacksmith who had married Sarah Plymale in 1855. An 1870 census records her mother, Mary Ann and sister, Emma Plymale, living in this house with the Zigler family. Later the Ziglers moved to Roseburg where Sarah died at the age of 66.

Mrs. Mary Ann Plymale, the mother of the family, continued to live in Jacksonville until her death April 3, 1875.

The following links (which are outside of this web-site) both concern
what I believe is the "Plymale Cottage" mentioned above:



Below is a map to this house:
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Updated On May 04, 2004 08:46 PM