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Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gilbert Proctor Miller

Pioneer Orchardist of Hampshire County

 
 
Gilbert Proctor Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 4, 2013
1. Gilbert Proctor Miller Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet commemorates the founding
of the fruit industry in Hampshire County
and the planting of the first large commercial
orchard three miles east of Romney in 1890
Erected by the Hampshire Review
1941

 
Erected 1941 by The Hampshire Review.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 39° 20.527′ N, 78° 45.37′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Northwestern Pike) (U.S. 50) and North High Street (West Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling west on East Main Street (Northwestern Pike). Marker is mounted directly on the old Hampshire County Courthouse building, at eye-level on the pilaster to the left of the front entrance, facing Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hampshire County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Romney / Early Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hampshire County Courthouse
Hampshire County Courthouse (<i>southwest corner view; marker visible on front pilaster</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 4, 2013
2. Hampshire County Courthouse (southwest corner view; marker visible on front pilaster)
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(a few steps from this marker); Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Old Literary Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Easton Family Homesite (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Romney in Union Hands (about 400 feet away); Taggart-Hall House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal tablet with a bas-relief sculpture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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