West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 38° 24.213 W 082° 35.466
17S E 361070 N 4251789
A sign telling how Kentucky was named and how West Virginia was a line of defense during the French and Indian War.
Waymark Code: WMH51T
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 05/24/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 9

West Virginia (Wayne County)

"The Mountain State" ~ western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch ~ Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754 ~ 1763.


Named for the Kentucky River, bearing an Indian name. Called "Dark and Bloody Ground". Explored by Daniel Boone, 1769. Settled at Harrodsburg, 1774. It became a Virginia county in 1776 and a state in the Union in 1792.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky

Marker Location: North of Rt 60.

County or Independent City: Wayne County , WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission, 1964

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