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Oceana in Wyoming County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Cooke

 
 
John Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
1. John Cooke Marker
Inscription.  First settler of Wyoming County. He was born in London, 1752, and kidnaped and sold to Virginia planter as an indentured servant. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and fought in battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth and Stony Point. In lieu of army pay, he was given grant of land in Montgomery County, Virginia, located on “Little Laurel,” on which he and two sons settled, 1799. He is buried here in the Delilah Chapel graveyard.
 
Erected 1973 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1752.
 
Location. 37° 41.346′ N, 81° 37.36′ W. Marker is in Oceana, West Virginia, in Wyoming County. Marker is on Cook Parkway (West Virginia Route 10) 0.2 miles south of Kooperston Road (Route 85), on the left when traveling west. It is next to Berlin McKinney Elementary School at the edge of Laurel
John Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
2. John Cooke Marker
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Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oceana WV 24870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Ralph Stewart (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named John Cooke (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Romance (approx. one mile away); William Walker (approx. one mile away); Richard M. Cook (approx. 1.9 miles away); Prehistoric Petroglyphs (approx. 2.2 miles away); Guyandotte Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Pineville (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oceana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 27, 2022