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Near Junior in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barbour County / Randolph County

 
 
Barbour County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Barbour County Side
Inscription. (South Facing Side):
Barbour County
Formed from Harrison, Lewis, and Randolph in 1843. It is named for a distinguished Virginia jurist, Philip Pendleton Barbour. Scene of opening hostilities on land between the armies of the North and South in 1861.

(North Facing Side):
Randolph County
Formed from Harrison in 1787. Named for Edmund Jennings Randolph, Virginia statesman and soldier. Largest county in the State. Federal dominance of the Tygarts Valley in War between the states largely determined control of W. Va.
 
Location. 38° 57.697′ N, 79° 58.174′ W. Marker is near Junior, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Junior-Philippi-Grafton Road (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junior WV 26275, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford Scott (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jimtown (approx. 3.6 miles away); Phillips Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike
Randolph County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Randolph County Side
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Cannons (approx. 4.3 miles away); Forced Flight (approx. 4.4 miles away); Battle of Laurel Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Barbour County / Randolph County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Barbour County / Randolph County Marker
Tygarts Valley River image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
4. Tygarts Valley River
Passing just below the marker, the river passes through the heart of both counties.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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