Near Aurora in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Preston County / Maryland
Maryland. Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settled at Saint Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
Erected 1974 by the West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Location. 39° 19.106′ N, 79° 29.189′ W. Marker is near Aurora, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) 2 miles west of Garrett Highway (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the state line. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora WV 26705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone Tavern (approx. 2.5 miles away); Gantz Sand (approx. 3.8 miles away); Aurora (approx. 3.9 miles away); Highest Point on the Maryland State Roads System McCulloch’s Path (approx. 5 miles away in Maryland). Click for a list of all markers in Aurora.
Also see . . .
1. Preston County History. (Submitted on August 9, 2006.)
2. A History of Eleanor Roosevelt's Arthurdale Project. (Submitted on August 9, 2006.)
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