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Moorefield in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Moorefield

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
1. Moorefield Marker
Inscription. Chartered, 1777, and named for Conrad Moore, early settler. During Indian wars, Town Fort, north, and Fort Buttermilk, south, gave protection. Here, 1794, Gen. Biggs brought part of the troops recruited to suppress Whisky Rebellion.
 
Location. 39° 3.714′ N, 78° 58.176′ W. Marker is in Moorefield, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 220) and Winchester Avenue (Old West Virginia Route 55), on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moorefield WV 26836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Moorefield Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); McMechen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Maslin House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Joseph Neville / McNeill's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cemetery Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mill Island (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle of Moorefield (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moorefield.
 
Also see . . .  Hardy County History. “Moorefield was charted by the Virginia General Assembly
Moorefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
2. Moorefield Marker
The street receeding in the distance is Winchester Avenue.
in 1777. The town was located on Conrad Moore's land and named in his honor. Hardy County’s first county court meeting took place on February 7, 1786 at William Bullitt’s home in Moorefield.” (Submitted on July 16, 2008.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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