Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 42.288 W 080° 11.914
17S E 569685 N 4284323
A sign describing the many skills the immigrants brought to this town.
Waymark Code: WMYE9E
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 06/05/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Settled by group of Swiss and German immigrants who came via Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1869. In addition to farmers and herdsmen, many craftsmen and professionals were among the settlers: stone masons, carpenters and painters; wagon, shoe, watch, hat and cheese makers; musician, teacher, minister and doctor. Later groups arriving from Switzerland and other parts of U.S. boosted 1874 population to 308.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Helvetia

Marker Location: County Route 46

County or Independent City: Helvetia, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginai Department of Culture and History, 1980

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