Preston County / Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 25.160 W 079° 29.041
17S E 630496 N 4364408
A two sided sign telling us how Preston County West Virginia was named and how the state of Maryland was named.
Waymark Code: WMJ39D
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/16/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
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Preston County

Formed from Monongalia in 1818 and named for James Preston, 13th governor of Virginia. Here is model Federal homestead project, sponsored by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President.


Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settled at Saint Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Preston County / Maryland

Marker Location: North of Rt 7.

County or Independent City: Terra Alta, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2012

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