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Near Elk Garden in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mineral County / Grant County

 
 
Mineral County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Mineral County Side
Inscription. (West Side):
Mineral County
Formed from Hampshire in 1866. Named for its great mineral deposits. In Mineral County is Fort Ashby, the only standing unit in the chain of frontier forts which were built in 1755 under Washington's orders.

(East Side):
Grant County
Formed in 1866 from Hardy. Named for General Grant, later President. At the northwestern corner is the Fairfax Stone, which established the limits of the lands of Lord Fairfax. The county has many mountain peaks and beautiful scenery.
 
Location. 39° 19.076′ N, 79° 11.243′ W. Marker is near Elk Garden, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on George Washington Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Garden WV 26717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mineral County / State of Maryland (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dr. John Green (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Ogden (approx. 6.3 miles away); By King’s Command (approx. 6.3 miles away); Nancy Hanks (approx. 6.6 miles
Grant County Sode image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Grant County Sode
away); Claysville United Methodist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Grant County / State of Maryland (approx. 8.6 miles away); Greenland Gap (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesPolitical SubdivisionsWar, French and Indian
 
Mineral County / Grant County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Mineral County / Grant County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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