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Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kingwood

 
 
Kingwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
1. Kingwood Marker
Inscription. Named for grove of big trees. Southeast is Dunkard Bottom, settled by Thomas Eckarly, 1754. Near by during Indian raids in 1778 and 1788, many settlers were killed. Martin Wetzel and William Morgan, noted frontier scouts, had narrow escapes.
 
Location. 39° 28.315′ N, 79° 41.272′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 7), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preston County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Price's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Pines” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 2.2 miles away); Albright (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cow Run Sand (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Iron Furnace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Imagining an Iron Furnace in Operation (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingwood.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Looking East. image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
2. Looking East.
Looing West. image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
3. Looing West.
 
 
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