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

Mercer County / Summers County

 
 
Summers County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.

Mercer County
Formed, 1837, from Giles and Tazewell. Named for General Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary War officer, who was mortally wounded at Princeton, 1777. This county, gateway to the South, is rich in fine farms and mineral deposits.
 
Erected 1964 by WV Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 37° 30.257′ N, 80° 58.35′ W. Marker is near Pipestem, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 20, ¼ mile north of
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Mash Fork, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pipestem WV 25979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neely "Plantation" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercer Salt Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pipestem Knob Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Farley's Fort / Thomas Farley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bluestone River (approx. 2½ miles away); Jordan's Chapel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bluestone National Scenic River (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Bluestone River (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pipestem.
 
Mercer County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
2. Mercer County Marker
Mercer County / Summers County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
3. Mercer County / Summers County Marker
Mercer County / Summers County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
4. Mercer County / Summers County Marker
 
 
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 165 times since then and 4 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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