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Centennial in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Eastern Divide

 
 
Great Eastern Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Prichard, January 12, 2013
1. Great Eastern Divide Marker
Inscription. At this point atop the Alleghenies is the geographical feature known as the Great Eastern Divide, a natural barrier from which water flows to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Jackson and James rivers and to the Gulf of Mexico via the Greebrier, New, Kanawha, Ohio and Mississippi rivers. As part of the Proclamation Line of 1763, it temporarily served to stop further western colonial expansion.
 
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 37° 34.988′ N, 80° 19.643′ W. Marker is in Centennial, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Sweet Springs Valley Road (West Virginia Route 3) 4.7 miles east of Gap Mills, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gap Mills WV 24941, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew S. Rowan (approx. 4.8 miles away); William J. Humphreys / Gap Mills (approx. 4.9 miles away); Craig County / West Virginia (approx. 5 miles away in Virginia but has been reported missing); Governor John Floyd (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rowan Memorial Home
Great Eastern Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Great Eastern Divide Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Gov. John Floyd (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ann Royall / Sweet Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rehoboth (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Scott Prichard of Chester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Scott Prichard of Chester, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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