Ritchie County/Calhoun County - WV 16
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N 39° 01.018 W 081° 05.633
17S E 491872 N 4318663
County line historical marker for Ritchie and Calhoun Counties on WV 16.
Waymark Code: WM4CA1
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/05/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
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Ritchie County
Formed from Harrison, Lewis, and Wood in 1843. Named for Thomas Ritchie, the Virginia journalist. In 1772, Jesse and Elias Hughes and Col. William Lowther explored this region to the Ohio, and the Hughes River was named by then.

Calhoun County
Formed in 1856 from Gilmer. Named for John C. Calhoun, the eminent statesman from South Carolina. This is an important oil and gas producing county. Calhoun is largely devoted to farming and has been prominent in livestock production.
Marker Title: Ritchie County/Calhoun County

Marker Location: On WV 16 at Ritchie/Calhoun county line.

County or Independent City: Ritchie County/Calhoun County

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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