Braxton County / Lewis County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 38° 47.924 W 080° 28.962
17S E 544920 N 4294569
A sign telling us where the counties where formed from and who they were named after.
Waymark Code: WMP010
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 06/01/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 3

Braxton County

Formed in 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas. Named for Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Washington planned to establish important point in project for western communication in this county.

Lewis County

Formed from Harrison in 1816. It was named for Colonel Charles Lewis, who was killed in 1774 at Battle of Point Pleasant. It was home of Jesse Hughes, frontier scout, and the boyhood home of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
Marker Number: None shown on maker

Marker Title: Braxton County / Lewis County

Marker Location: East of RT 19

County or Independent City: Walkersville

Marker Program Sponsor: None shown on sign

Web Site: Not listed

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