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Peterstown in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of the Jones Diamond

 
 
Home of the Jones Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
1. Home of the Jones Diamond Marker
Inscription. An alluvial diamond weighing 34.48 carats, largest to date found in North America, was discovered here in April 1928 by William P."Punch" Jones and his father, Grover C. Jones Sr., while pitching horseshoes in the home yard of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones. "Punch" was later killed in combat during World War Two. Mr. and Mrs Grover C. Jones still retain ownership of the diamond.
 
Erected 1970.
 
Location. 37° 23.809′ N, 80° 47.841′ W. Marker is in Peterstown, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Market St. (U.S. 219) and Sycamore St. on Market St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peterstown WV 24963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peterstown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giles County / West Virginia (approx. ¼ mile away in Virginia); New River (approx. 2.2 miles away in Virginia); Woods’ Fort (approx. 3.4 miles away); West Virginia / Giles County Virginia (approx. 4.4 miles away in Virginia); Narrows (approx. 4.5 miles away in
Home of the Jones Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
2. Home of the Jones Diamond Marker
Virginia); First Court of Giles County (approx. 4.7 miles away in Virginia); Pearisburg (approx. 5.9 miles away in Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Peterstown.
 
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Home of the Jones Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
3. Home of the Jones Diamond Marker
Home of the Jones Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
4. Home of the Jones Diamond Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016.
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