Doddridge County / Gilmer County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 05.975 W 080° 44.943
17S E 521699 N 4327857
A two sided side at the county line telling us from where the counties were formed.
Waymark Code: WMQD5F
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 02/08/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Doddridge County

Formed in 1845 from Ritchie, Harrison, Tyler, and Lewis. Named for Phillip Doddridge, lawyer-statesman of western Virginia. Many of the Indians who once came to this State got war and hunting weapons from flint quarries near here.

Gilmer County

Formed, 1845, from Kanawha, Lewis and named for Thomas Walker Gilmer. Secretary of the Navy in Tiler/s cabinet, who was killed in an accident on a war vessel. Farming is important, particularly sheep and cattle raising.
Marker Number: none on sign

Marker Title: Doddridge County / Gilmer County

Marker Location: R 18 between West Union and Glenville

County or Independent City: Doddridge County / Gilmer County

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historical Commission, 1964

Web Site: Not listed

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