Mineral County / State of Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 23.201 W 079° 10.830
17S E 656697 N 4361267
A two sided giving a brief history of Maryland and Mineral County WV.
Waymark Code: WMY41Y
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/16/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Mineral County

Formed from Hampshire in 1866. Named for its great mineral deposits. In Mineral County is Fort Ashby, the only standing unit in the chain of frontier forts which were built in 1755 under Washington's orders.

State of Maryland

Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, in 1632. First settlement at St. Mary's City in 1634. It was one of the 13 original colonies.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Mineral County / State of Maryland

Marker Location: WV RT 42

County or Independent City: Blaine, WV

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