Near Bloomery in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Hampshire County / Virginia
Oldest county; established by the Virginia Assembly, 1754. Formed from Frederick and Augusta. Lord Fairfax, owner, named it for the English shire of the same name. Ice Mountain and Hanging Rocks are among its natural wonders.
Named for Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement, 1607, in America. One of the 13 original colonies. Virginia is the birthplace of eight Presidents of the United States.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Location. 39° 21.497′ N, 78° 21.854′ W. Marker is near Bloomery, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 127) 0.4 miles west of South Sleepy Creek Road (Route 734), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located just west of the Virginia / West Virginia border. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomery WV 26817, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fight at Bloomery Gap (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bloomery Iron Furnace / Bloomery Gap Skirmish (approx. 4 miles away); “Caudy’s Castle” Frederick County Va. / West Virginia (approx. 5.3 miles away in Virginia); Northwestern Turnpike (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Edwards (approx. 5.7 miles away); Willa Cather Birthplace (approx. 6.6 miles away in Virginia); Willow Shade (approx. 6.8 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 250 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.