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Near Glade Farm in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Preston County / Pennsylvania

 
 
Preston County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
1. Preston County Face of Marker
Inscription. Preston County. Formed from Monongalia in 1818 and named for James Preston, 13th governor of Virginia. Here is model Federal homestead project, sponsored by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President.

Pennsylvania. Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 43.269′ N, 79° 29.239′ W. Marker is near Glade Farm, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 26 near at the Pennsylvania state line, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. West Virginia Route 26 becomes Pennsylvania Route 281 (Bruceton Road) north of the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Bruceton Mills WV 26525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Braddock Road (approx. 4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial Plaza
Pennsylvania Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
2. Pennsylvania Face of Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Friendís Graveyard (approx. 5.7 miles away in Maryland); The Polo Player (approx. 6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Youghiougheny Overlook Welcome Center (approx. 6.7 miles away in Maryland); The National Road (approx. 6.7 miles away in Maryland); Fort Necessity (approx. 7 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
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Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
3. Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker
Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
4. Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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