Old Town
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 29.920 W 080° 36.659
17T E 532963 N 4483179
Quick Description: General history of Old Town.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2018 6:36:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMXQN4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Old Town

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 1970. Residential and commercial growth, incl. shops, stores, hotel, and churches, led to its claim as first and present county seat.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Old Town

Marker Location: West of South River Avenue

County or Independent City: New Cumberland, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2006

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