Near Prince in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Fayette County / Raleigh County
Fayette County. Formed in 1831 from Nicholas, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan. Named for General Lafayette. On New River, 1671, Batts and Fallam officially claimed Mississippi Valley for Great Britain in opposition to the claim of France.
Raleigh County. Formed, 1850. from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh. who planted the first English colony in America. Beckley the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley and named for his father. John, first clerk of the House of Representatives.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 37° 51.294′ N, 81° 4.248′ W. Marker is near Prince, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Stanaford Road (West Virginia Route 41) and Prince Army Camp Road (Local Route 41/39), on the right when traveling east on Stanaford Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prince WV 25907, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DuBois High School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Glen Jean Athletic Club Thurmond Depot (approx. 7.1 miles away); Thurmond, West Virginia (approx. 7.1 miles away); Thurmond’s Decline (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Heart of Town (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Railroad Was the Town (approx. 7.2 miles away); Layland Mine Disaster (approx. 7.2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.