Near New Martinsville in Wetzel County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Marshall County / Wetzel County
Formed, 1835, from Ohio and named for Chief Justice John Marshall. In Marshall County is Grave Creek Mound, first among remains left by the unknown race which lived in the Ohio Valley centuries before the white man came.
Formed in 1846 from Tyler. Named for Lewis Wetzel, the great frontiersman who, with his brothers during Indian days, ranged the settlements from their home in Marshall County throughout northern West Virginia.
Location. 39° 43.199′ N, 80° 49.373′ W. Marker is near New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 2 0.7 miles north of West Virginia Route 89, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Martinsville WV 26155, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason-Dixon Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Zachary Taylor (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); George Rogers Clark (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Baker's Station (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported Levi Morgan (approx. 6 miles away); New Martinsville (approx. 6 miles away); Adena Burial Mound (approx. 6 miles away); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 8.3 miles away in Ohio). Click for a list of all markers in New Martinsville.
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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