Cross Lanes in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Kanawha County / Putnam County
Kanawha County. Authorized, 1888; organized 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.
Putnam County. Formed in 1848 from Cabell, Mason, and Kanawha. Named for Gen. Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero. The county is cut by trails made by American bison to the Ohio River. Its oldest town, Buffalo, is named for them.
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Location. 38° 26.107′ N, 81° 48.81′ W. Marker is in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Cross Lanes Drive (West Virginia Route 62) just north of Melton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nitro WV 25143, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Scary (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Scary (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Tackett St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. 3.8 miles away).
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