Jackson County History

West Virginia


An early variant name was Franklin, Silverton is a community approximately 3 miles southeast of Ravenswood WV located at the junction of Interstate 77, Route 33 and route 2. Before Interstate 77 the original route that went through Silverton was route 56. 

Before Interstate 77



United Brethren in Christ Church

Before the construction of I-77 The United Brethren in Christ Church which was constructed in 1884 was located where the I-77 / route 56 overpass is today. 

Some say that the church shown top left was torn down and a new one built in its location. During the construction on Interstate 77 the church was moved to its present day location and later bricked.