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Near Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia

(Morgan County)

 
 
West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 12, 2018
1. West Virginia Marker
Inscription.  "The Mountain State" - western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

[Reverse:]
Maryland
Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settlement at Saint Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 41.415′ N, 78° 11.169′ W. Marker is near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Road (U.S. 522) and River Road (West Virginia Route 1), on the right when traveling south on Hancock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Stonewall" Jackson Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Siding and Packing House Site
West Virginia Marker [Reverse] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. West Virginia Marker [Reverse]
(approx. 0.4 miles away in Maryland); The Tonoloways (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); Hancock (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Hancock (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); Hancock's Orchard Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); Hancock in the Canal Era (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); Joseph Hancock, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWomen
 
West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 12, 2018
3. West Virginia Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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