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Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hillsboro

 
 
Hillsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Hillsboro Marker
Inscription. Here Gen. W.W. Averell camped before the Battle of Droop Mountain and after his raid to Salem, Virginia, in 1863. Settlements were made in the vicinity in the 1760s by John McNeel and the Kinnisons. Birthplace of Pearl Buck.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 38° 8.315′ N, 80° 12.461′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 219) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yankee Army Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); Mill Point (approx. 1.9 miles away); William L. "Mudwall" Jackson (approx. 2.6 miles away); 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (approx. 3.5 miles away); 22nd Virginia Infantry (approx. 3.6 miles away); Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Hillsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Hillsboro Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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