Greenbrier County / Summers County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 43.942 W 080° 39.876
17S E 529553 N 4176174
Quick Description: A two sided sign telling us where the counties were formed from and what they were named after.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2018 8:48:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ9TY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Greenbrier County

Formed, 1778, from Botetourt and Montgomery. Named fo 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.


Summers County

Formed, 1871, from Monroe, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer. Named for the distinguished jurist of Kanawha, George W. Summers. Dr. Thomas Walker and companions explored the Greenbrier Valley, 1750, for the Greenbrier Company.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Greenbrier County / Summers County

Marker Location: South of Rt 12

County or Independent City: Alderson, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2008

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