Brooke County/Hancock County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 40° 23.886 W 080° 35.514
17T E 534632 N 4472023
Quick Description: This historical marker located in Weirton, West Virginia, describes the history of Brooke County on one side and Hancock County on the other.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 1:29:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZMC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 48

Long Description:
marker text:


BROOKE COUNTY

Formed in 1797 from Ohio County, Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county.


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.



Marker Title: Brooke County/Hancock County

Marker Location: Route 2, Weirton

County or Independent City: Hancock

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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