The Untold True Story Of Mark Twain’s Obscure Family Connection To West Virginia

When you think of famous people who are associated with West Virginia, who comes to mind? Homer Hickam. Katherine Johnson. Brad Paisley. Jennifer Garner. George Washington. Booker T. Washington. Chuck Yeager. Stonewall Jackson. Devil Anse Hatfield. Mary Lou Retton. Don Knotts. We could go on and on. But there’s one name that would most likely remain notably absent from this West Virginia-friendly list, no matter who we were to ask: Mark Twain.

Did you know about the tie between Mark Twain and West Virginia? Have you ever driven through Lakin? Next time you are in the area, watch for the historical marker that gives information about the Clemens family. It’s along Ohio River Road just north of State Farm Road. In the meantime, read up on another famous West Virginia literary connection here.

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