Montgomery in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fayette County / Kanawha County
Formed in 1831 from Nicholas, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan. Named for General Lafayette. On New River, 1671, Batts and Fallam officially claimed Mississippi Valley for Great Britain in opposition to the claim of France.
Authorized, 1788; organized in 1789 from Greenbrier and Montgomery. Named for the Kanawha River, bearing name of Indian tribe. Salt making brought early settlers into the valley and from it grew vast modern chemical plants.
Location. 38° 10.825′ N, 81° 19.736′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Fayette Pike West (West Virginia Route 61) 0.1 miles east of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery WV 25136, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher H. Payne (approx. half a mile away); Ancient Works (approx. 3.4 miles away); Historic Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 5.9 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March Camp Reynolds (approx. 6.6 miles away); Coalburg (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
Also see . . .
1. e-WV | Fayette County. (Submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. e-WV | Kanawha County. (Submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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