Old Town
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TyroneShoelaces
N 40° 30.108 W 080° 36.684
17T E 532926 N 4483527
Found alongside WV Route 2 on the north end of New Cumberland.
Waymark Code: WMPTYW
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

From the marker: In 1839 John Cuppy laid out 42 lots on his farm between Ohio River and hill; added 50 lots in 1850. Named Vernon but called Cuppy Town. In 1840 John Chapman built the first house. Industry based on rich clay deposits, brick plants and river transportation saw population of 400 in 1850 expand to 1200 in 1870. Residential and commercial grouwth, inc. shops, stores, hotel and churches, led to its claim as first and present county seat.
Marker Number: HMQKM

Marker Title: Old Town

Marker Location: WV2, at bottom of Ballantine Road

County or Independent City: Hancock County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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