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Kenova in Wayne County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky

                     

 
 
West Virginia side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. West Virginia side of marker
Inscription.  
West Virginia. “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.

Named for the Kentucky River, bearing an Indian name. Called “Dark and Bloody Ground.” Explored by Daniel Boone, 1769. Settled at Harrodsburq 1774. It became a Virginia county in 1776 and a state in the Union in 1792.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 24.213′ N, 82° 35.466′ W. Marker is in Kenova, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street (U.S. 60) and 23rd Street, on the right when traveling west on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenova WV 25530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dreamland Pool (here, next to this marker); Ceredo - Kenova (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy (approx. ¾ mile away in Kentucky); County Named, 1860 (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Country Music Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Judge John M. Elliott (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Mary Elliott Flanery (approx. one mile away in Kentucky); Civil War Army Base (approx. one mile away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenova.
 
Kentucky side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Kentucky side of marker
West Virginia / Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
3. West Virginia / Kentucky Marker
Route 60 is on the left heading over the bridge to Kentucky.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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