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Near Alleghany in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alleghany County Va. / West Virginia

Area 458 Square Miles /

 
 
Alleghany County Va. Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Alleghany County Va. Face of Marker
Inscription. Alleghany County Va. Area 458 square miles. Formed in 182, from Bath, Botetourt and Monroe, and named for the Alleghany Mountains. At Fort Mann a battle took place between settlers and Indians led by Cornstalk, 1763.

West Virginia. West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with Indians took place at Point Pleasant, 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the union in 1863.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-223.)
 
Location. 37° 46.74′ N, 80° 13.665′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Kanawha Trail (Virginia Route 311) 0.3 miles south of West Virginia Exit 183 (Interstate 64), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Exit 183 is an incomplete exit. You can only exit eastbound. The return is westbound. When approaching from the west, continue to the next exit and return east. Marker is in this post office area: Covington VA 24426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenbrier County / Virginia (a few steps from this marker in West Virginia); West Virginia / Alleghany County, Virginia
West Virginia Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. West Virginia Face of Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); "Oakhurst" Golf Club (approx. 3.5 miles away in West Virginia); Dry Creek Battle (approx. 3.5 miles away in West Virginia); The Battle of White Sulphur (approx. 3.6 miles away in West Virginia); White Sulphur (approx. 4.2 miles away in West Virginia); Kate's Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island (approx. 4.4 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Cornstalk. “Attempting to block a Virginian invasion of the Ohio country, Cornstalk led a force of Shawnee and Mingo warriors at the Battle of Point Pleasant. His attack, although ferociously made, was beaten back by the Virginians. Cornstalk retreated and would reluctantly accept the Ohio River as the boundary of Shawnee lands in the Treaty of Camp Charlotte.

“Cornstalk’s commanding presence often impressed American colonials. A Virginia officer, Col. Benjamin Wilson, wrote of Cornstalk’s speech to Lord Dunmore at Camp Charlotte in 1774: ‘I have heard the first orators in Virginia, Patrick Henry and Richard Henry Lee, but never have I heard one whose powers of delivery surpassed those of Cornstalk on that occasion’.”
View North, into West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
3. View North, into West Virginia
(Submitted on June 3, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
View South, into Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
4. View South, into Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 9 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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