West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 32.264 W 078° 27.354
17S E 718634 N 4379543
A two sided sign at the West Virginia / Maryland border on RT 51.
Waymark Code: WMP4M2
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 06/30/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 6

West Virginia (Morgan 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 Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settlement at Saint Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
Marker Number: None shown on maker

Marker Title: West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland

Marker Location: West of Rt. 51

County or Independent City: Paw Paw, WV

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historical Commission, 1964

Web Site: Not listed

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