Nicholas County / Clay County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 38° 16.924 W 081° 11.469
17S E 483282 N 4237128
Tells where the counties were formed from and how they received their names.
Waymark Code: WMF1W4
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 08/08/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 7

Nicholas County

Formed in 1818 from Kanawha, Greenbrier, and Randolph. Named for Wilson C. Nicholas, the governor of Virginia, 1814-1817. In this county in 1861 sharp engagements were fought at Carnifex Ferry and at Kessler's Cross Lanes.

Clay County

Formed in 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas. Named for the great Kentuckian, Henry Clay, who was so popular in western Virginia that in 1820 a monument was erected to him for his part in bringing the National Road to Wheeling.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Nicholas County / Clay County

Marker Location: East of Rt 16

County or Independent City: Bentree, WV

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