West Virginia / Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 14.008 W 078° 24.370
17S E 723880 N 4345891
A two sided sign giving a very brief history of each state.
Waymark Code: WMY41V
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/16/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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West Virginia

(Hampshire County)
"The Mountain State"~western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch!Irash. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the Frencg and Indian War, 1754~1763.


Named for Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement, 1607, in America. One of the 13 original colonies. Virginia is the birthplace of eight Presidents of the United States.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: West Virginia / Virginia

Marker Location: RT 259

County or Independent City: Hampshire County, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission, 1964

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