Near Hedgesville in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Morgan County / Berkeley County
Morgan County. Formed, 1820, from Berkeley and Hampshire. Named for Gen. Daniel Morgan of the Revolutionary Army. Many of his renowned “Riflemen” were from the Eastern Panhandle, where he once lived. Famed Berkeley Springs here.
Berkeley County. Formed from Frederick in 1772. Named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, governor of Virginia, 1768–1770. Home of many leaders in the Revolution. As early as 1774, George Washington had orchards planted here.
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political Subdivisions • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 39° 35.82′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11107 Hedgesville Rd, Hedgesville WV 25427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Snyders Evangelical Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernstville Road Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away in Maryland); Big Pool Junction (approx. 3.3 miles away in Maryland); The National Road (approx. 3.3 miles away in Maryland); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away in Maryland).
Regarding Morgan County / Berkeley County. Berkeley Springs is not in Berkeley County. It is in Morgan County.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,147 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.