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

John Cooke

 
 
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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 1963 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 41.556′ N, 81° 38.019′ W. Marker is in Oceana, West Virginia, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Cook Parkway (West Virginia Route 10) and Logan Street (Route 85), on the left when traveling west on Cook Parkway. 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 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Ralph Stewart (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named John Cooke (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Romance
John Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
2. John Cooke Marker
(approx. 1 miles away); William Walker (approx. 1 miles away); Prehistoric Petroglyphs (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pineville (approx. 9.2 miles away); Battle of Blair Mt. (approx. 16.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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