Greenbrier County / Nicholas County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 04.936 W 080° 42.495
17S E 525586 N 4214982
Quick Description: A two sided sign telling us where both counties were formed from and what they were named after.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2018 8:05:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ9TK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 0

Long Description:
Greenbrier County

Formed, 1778, from Botetourt and Montgomery. Named for the river which drains it. This county had many pioneer forts and saw many bloody Indian battles. Here are the world famed White Sulphur and other mineral springs.


Nicholas County

Formed in 1818 from Greenbrier, Kanawha and Randolph. Named for Wilson C. Nicholas, governor, Virginia, 1814-1817. In this county in 1861 sharp engagements were fought at Kessler's Cross Lanes and at Carnifex Ferry.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Greenbrier County / Nicholas County

Marker Location: On Rt 20 at county line north of Quinwood, WV.

County or Independent City: Quinwood, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginai Department of Culture and History, 1981

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