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Near Jumping Branch in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Raleigh County / Summers County

 
 
Summers County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
1. Summers County Marker
Inscription.  
Summers County
Formed, 1871, from Monroe, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer. Named for the distinguished jurist of Kanawha, George W. Summers. Dr. Thomas Walker and companions explored the Greenbrier Valley, 1750, for the Greenbrier Company.

Raleigh County
Formed, 1850, from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who planted the first English colony in America. Beckley, the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley, and named for his father, John, first clerk of the House of Representatives.

 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 37° 40.614′ N, 81° 0.39′ W. Marker is near Jumping Branch, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on Hinton Rd (West Virginia Route 3) ¼ mile west of
Raleigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
2. Raleigh County Marker
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Tom Mack Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jumping Branch WV 25969, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glade Creek Reservoir (approx. 2.7 miles away); Shady Spring (approx. 5½ miles away); Hinton (approx. 6.3 miles away); Grandview Park (approx. 6.4 miles away); Lilly (approx. 6½ miles away); Lilly Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pack's Ferry (approx. 6.7 miles away); Brooks Overlook-Welcome (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Raleigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
3. Raleigh County Marker
(facing east)
Summers County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
4. Summers County Marker
(facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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