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

Preston County / Maryland

 
 
Preston County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 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.

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 Maryís City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 25.16′ N, 79° 29.041′ W. Marker is near Hopemont, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 7 near the state line with Maryland, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. West Virginia Route 7 continues east as Maryland Route 39. Marker is in this post office area: Terra Alta WV 26764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington's Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hopemont State Hospital (approx. 2.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2.8 miles away in Maryland); Charles Friendís Home
Maryland Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Maryland Face of Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away in Maryland); Forestry Beginning (approx. 3.2 miles away in Maryland); Fort Alice (approx. 3.4 miles away in Maryland); Tradition of Washington Spring (approx. 3.7 miles away in Maryland); Terra Alta (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopemont.
 
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Preston County / Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
3. Preston County / Maryland Marker
Preston County / Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
4. Preston County / Maryland Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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