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Keyser in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia (Mineral County) / Maryland

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
1. West Virginia Marker
Inscription.  
West Virginia
(Mineral County)
"The Mountain State"—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

Maryland
Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settled at Saint Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
Location. 39° 26.442′ N, 78° 58.615′ W. Marker is in Keyser, West Virginia,
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
2. Maryland Marker
in Mineral County. Marker is at the intersection of Heskiet Street (U.S. 220) and Center Street (West Virginia Route 46), on the right when traveling south on Heskiet Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Piedmont Street, Keyser WV 26726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bridge at Remagen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Encircling the Nazi War Machine & German Capitulation (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Bridge at Remagen (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Bridge at Remagen (about 300 feet away); The Aftermath of Kesternich / Germans Retreat (about 400 feet away); The Battle for Kesternich (about 400 feet away); The Medal of Honor (about 400 feet away); Jonah Edward Kelley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keyser.
 
West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
3. West Virginia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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