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

Monongalia County / Preston County

 
 
Monongalia County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
1. Monongalia County Marker
Inscription.
Monongalia County
Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks."

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.
 
Erected 1964 by the West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 39.521′ N, 79° 47.046′ W. Marker is near Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on Coopers Rock Road (County Road 73/73) 0.2 miles west of County Road 73/12, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Take exit 15 on I-68, then north to Coopers Rock Road, then left turn. Located within Coopers Rock State Forest. Marker is at or near this postal address: Coopers Rock Road, 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. Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 1.9 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace
Preston County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
2. Preston County Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Salt Sand (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ice’s Ferry (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice (approx. 4.1 miles away); George Washington Stopped Here (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Pierpont (approx. 5.6 miles away); Easton Roller Mill (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Monongalia County History. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Preston County History. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View of marker looking further west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
3. View of marker looking further west.
The view east from marker towards Exit 15 on I-68. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
4. The view east from marker towards Exit 15 on I-68.
Near marker, looking down on Interstate 68 near exit 15. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
5. Near marker, looking down on Interstate 68 near exit 15.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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