Marshall County/Ohio County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 40° 01.798 W 080° 41.495
17T E 526314 N 4431128
A brief history regarding two of West Virginia's northern counties.
Waymark Code: WMHNXH
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 07/28/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
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At the border between Marshall County and Ohio County along West Virginia Highway 88, this historical marker provides an accounting of how the two adjoining counties obtained their names.

The southbound face as you enter Marshall County reads:

Formed in 1835 from Ohio.
Named for Chief Justice
John Marshall. In Marshall
County is Grave Creek Mound,
first among remains left by
the unknown race which lived
in the Ohio Valley centuries
before the white men came.

The northbound face as you enter Ohio County reads:

Formed in 1776 from West
Augusta. Named for the river
which bears an Indian name
meaning "Beautiful River."
Scene of last battle of the
Revolution, 1782. Visited by
La Salle, Celoron, Gist, Wash-
ington, and later explorers.
Marker Title: Marshall County/Ohio County

Marker Location: Roadside @ WV Highway 88 at Omar Drive

County or Independent City: Bethlehem, WV

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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