Paw Paw in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland
"The Mountain State"-western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.
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 Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 32.276′ N, 78° 27.353′ W. Marker is in Paw Paw, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Henry W Miller Highway (West Virginia Route 9) 0.2 miles north of Low Line Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the border of West Virginia and Maryland at the Potomac River. Marker is in this post office area: Paw Paw WV 25434, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paw Paw (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Heritage Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Breaking Through a Mountain Morgan County / Hampshire County (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pinoak Fountain (approx. 6.9 miles away); Old Town (approx. 8 miles away in Maryland); Michael Cresap (approx. 8.3 miles away in Maryland); Oriskany Sand (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paw Paw.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.