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Montgomery in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Montgomery

 
 
Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Montgomery Marker
Inscription.  Settled before the Revolution by Levi Morris, whose father, William Morris, made the first permanent settlement in the Great Kanawha Valley. Named Coal Valley in 1879. Renamed when incorporated in 1891 for James C. Montgomery.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 10.819′ N, 81° 19.088′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Deepwater Mountain Road (West Virginia Route 61) and the Montgomery Bridge (West Virginia Route 6), on the right when traveling east. It is at the Lou Tabit Wayside Park. Marker can be seen from the Route 6 bridge approach, but there is no parking there. Park below the bridge on Route 61 and take the cement steps up to the picnic shelter and marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 4th Ave, Montgomery WV 25136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of
Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Montgomery Marker
This view is from Route 6. There is no parking here. Park under this overpass and take the cement steps up to Lou Tabit Wayside Park and the marker.
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christopher H. Payne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Montgomery (approx. ¼ mile away); West Virginia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fayette County / Kanawha County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ancient Works (approx. 3 miles away); Bull Moose Special (approx. 4.3 miles away); Holly Grove “Bull Moose Special” (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mucklow / Gallagher, WV (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
3. Montgomery Marker
Marker is in the distance at the center of the photograph. View is from Route 61 showing the cement steps you can use to reach the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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