Ripley CVB Mini-Museum
This museum is dedicated to the history of the Ripley area of Jackson County, WV. It includes photographs of historical events, locations and figures. Located in a room less than 8-feet wide and 16-feet long, the museum is America's smallest community museum.
Backstory and Context
It shares the story of how the community was named for Harry Ripley, a circuit riding preacher who drowned in Mill Creek in 1830 with his marriage certificate in his coat pocket.
Notable inclusions are retail leader O.J. Morrison, professional football player Bill Karr, recording star Buddy Starcher, lawyer-turned train robber Al Jennings, lawman Daniel Cunningham, Sen. Carte Goodwin and Congressman Warren Miller.