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

West Virginia

(Mineral County)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
1. West Virginia Marker
Inscription.  "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.

[Reverse:]
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.
 
Location. 39° 26.442′ N, 78° 58.615′ W. Marker is in Keyser, West Virginia, 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keyser / Averell’s Raid (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
2. Maryland Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Potomac State College (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Keyser / Averell’s Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington’s Host (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mayo and Savage (approx. 4.6 miles away); Don Redman (approx. 4.8 miles away); Working Together for the Community (approx. 4.9 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keyser.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
3. West Virginia Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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