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Near Windsor Heights in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brooke County/Ohio County

 
 
Brooke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2012
1. Brooke County Marker
Inscription. Brooke County
(South Face)
Formed in 1797 from Ohio County. Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county.

Ohio County
(North Face)
Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning "Beautiful River". Scene of the last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by Washington, LaSalle, Celoron, Gist and later explorers.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 40° 10.967′ N, 80° 40.615′ W. Marker is near Windsor Heights, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 2 and Stone Shannon Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 2. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor Heights WV 26075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beech Bottom Fort (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Liberty (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio);
Ohio County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2012
2. Ohio County Marker
a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); Oglebay Mansion Museum (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (approx. 5.8 miles away); Waugh Flour Mills (approx. 5.8 miles away); Bethany / Bethany College (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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Brooke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2012
3. Brooke County Marker
Ohio County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2012
4. Ohio County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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