Monroe County / West Virginia (Monroe County)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 23.843 W 080° 48.051
17S E 517626 N 4138975
A two sided sign telling where Monroe County was formed from and who settled the area of West Virginia.
Waymark Code: WMZ9TA
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/05/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Monroe County

Formed in 1799 from Greenbrier. Named for President James Monroe. In this county lived Col. Andrew S. Rowan who, 1898, carried the news of American intervention to General Y Iniguez Garcia. leader of the Cubans.

West Virginia
(Monroe County)

"The Mountain State"- western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Monroe County / West Virginia (Monroe County)

Marker Location: RT 219 & Mill St in Peterstown WV

County or Independent City: Peterstown WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2012

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