Near Covington in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
West Virginia / Alleghany County, Virginia
West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant in 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in 1863.
Alleghany County, Virginia
Area 458 Square Miles
Formed in 1822 from Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe, and named for the Alleghany Mountains. At Fort Mann in this county a battle took place between settlers and Indians led by Cornstalk, 1763.
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z 286.)
Location. 37° 48.637′ N, 80° 11.307′ W. Marker is near Covington, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Interstate 64 0.6 miles east of Jerry's Run Road (Virginia Route 198), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the Virginia Welcome Center Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Covington VA 24426, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alleghany County Va. / West Virginia (approx. 3.1 miles away); Greenbrier County / Virginia "Oakhurst" Golf Club (approx. 5.3 miles away in West Virginia); Dry Creek Battle (approx. 5.3 miles away in West Virginia); The Battle of White Sulphur (approx. 5.3 miles away in West Virginia); White Sulphur (approx. 6.6 miles away in West Virginia); Kate's Mountain (approx. 6.7 miles away in West Virginia); The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island (approx. 6.8 miles away in West Virginia).
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected on US 60 at the state line. Interstate 64 replaced US 60 and the marker was moved here.
Also see . . .
1. West Virginia. Official website (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Alleghany County of Virginia. (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.