Preston County / Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 43.267 W 079° 29.242
17S E 629644 N 4397898
A sign telling us where Preston County was formed from and who Pennsylvania was named after.
Waymark Code: WMJDHM
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/04/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 7

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 William Penn to whom it was granted in 681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by the Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Preston County / Pennsylvania

Marker Location: West of Rt 26

County or Independent City: Markleysburg, PA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2012

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