Kanawha County / Putnam County
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N 38° 26.108 W 081° 48.812
17S E 428997 N 4254409
A double sided sign that tells where the counties were formed from.
Waymark Code: WMY2T9
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Kanawha County

Authorized, 1788; organized in 1789 from Greenbrier and Montgomery. Named for the Kanawha River, bearing name of Indian tribe. Salt making brought early settlers into the valley and from it grew vast modern chemical plants.

Putnam County

Formed in 1848 from Cabell, Mason and Kanawha. Named for Gen. Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero. The county is cut by trails made by American bison to the Ohio River. Its oldest town, Buffalo, is named for them.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Kanawha County / Putnam County

Marker Location: rt 62

County or Independent City: Cross Lanes, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginai Department of Culture and History, 1974

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