Wyoming / Raleigh County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 37° 40.311 W 081° 22.435
17S E 467025 N 4169472
A sign telling where the counties were formed from and how they were named.
Waymark Code: WMD6YA
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 12

Wyoming County

Formed in 1850 from Logan. Named for the Wyoming tribe of Indians. First settler was John Cooke; first permanent settlement, Oceana. County has vast areas of smokeless coal. Among its natural features is Castle Rock.

Raleigh County

Formed, 1850, from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who planted the first English colony in America. Beckley, the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley, and named for his father, John, first clerk of the House of Representatives.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Wyoming / Raleigh County

Marker Location: South East side of Rt 97 and Rt 54

County or Independent City: Slab Fork, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Archives and History, 1975

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