Fayette County / Kanawha County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 10.973 W 081° 18.733
17S E 472656 N 4226152
A double sided sign telling us where the counties were formed from.
Waymark Code: WMY2RY
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Fayette County

Formed in 1831 from Nicholas, Greenbrier, Kanawha and Logan. Named for General Lafayette. On New River, 1671, Batts and Fallam officially claimed the Mississippi Valley for Great Britain in opposition to the claim of France.

Kanawha County

Authorized, 1788, and organized, 1789, from Montgomery and Greenbrier. Named for Kanawha River, bearing name of Indian tribe. Salt making brought early settlers into this valley and from it grew vast modern chemical plants.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Fayette County / Kanawha County

Marker Location: Rt 60

County or Independent City: Montgomery

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission, 1965

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