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Near Burnt Factory in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland

 
 
West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 12, 2018
1. West Virginia Marker
Inscription.  
West Virginia
(Morgan County)
"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.

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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
Location. 39° 41.415′ N, 78° 11.169′ W. Marker is near Burnt Factory, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection
Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. Maryland Marker
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 (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).
 
West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 12, 2018
3. West Virginia (Morgan County) / Maryland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 18 times this year. 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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