Marlinton in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The old Seneca Indian Trail from New York to Georgia may be seen at this point. During the French and Indian War, 18 settlers lost lives in vicinity. During Indian raids in 1779, 13 were killed and many were taken captive.
Settled, 1749, by Sewell and Marlin. The oldest recorded settlement on western waters. Here stood oak, marking corner of first survey west of Alleghenies. Here was Fort Greenbrier, built, 1755, and garrisoned by Andrew Lewis.
Location. 38° 13.391′ N, 80° 6.015′ W. Marker is in Marlinton, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) and Jerico Road (County Route 19), on the left when traveling north on Seneca Trail. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marlinton WV 24954, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marlinton: Heritage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Natural History and Heritage (approx. 2.9 miles away); Edray (approx. 3.3 miles away); Huntersville Jail / Presbyterian Church (approx. 5 miles away); Huntersville (approx. 5.1 miles away); William L. "Mudwall" Jackson Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mill Point (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marlinton.
Categories. • Exploration • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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