Helvetia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 42.376 W 080° 12.051
17S E 569485 N 4284484
Quick Description: A sign describing the many skills the immigrants brought to this town.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2018 7:02:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMYE9F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Helvetia

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: RH 1

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

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