Hancock County / State of Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 36.691 W 080° 34.316
17T E 536211 N 4495721
Tells where Hancock County was formed from and named after. Tells when Ohio was admitted to the union.
Waymark Code: WM14DJR
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 06/17/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Hancock County

Formed in 1848 from Brooke. Named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Iron furnaces established in this county as early as 1794 made the cannon balls that Commodore Perry used in Battle of Lake Erie.

State of Ohio

Named for the river called by the Iroquois the "Beautiful River". Visited by La Salle in 1669-1670. Once part of the Northwest Territory. Settled at Marietta, 1788. Admitted to the Union, 18903. Home of eight United States Presidents.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Hancock / State of Ohio

Marker Location: Intersection of 1st street and Columbia Drive

County or Independent City: Chester, WV

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Marker Program Sponsor: none of sign

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