Contested County Seat
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 29.931 W 080° 36.669
17T E 532949 N 4483199
Quick Description: History of contested county seat.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2018 7:04:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMXQNB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
Contested County Seat

Hancock County, formed in 1848 in home of Sam. C. Allison in Fairview, also known as Pughtown and New Manchester. In election for county seat, New Cumberland won by 13; refusal to move lead to another vote and majority of 46 in 1850 to move, In may 1853 vote, New Manchester won seat with majority of 1 for next 31 years. Election in 1884 made New Cumberland permanent seat in 1885.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Contested County Seat

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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