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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
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 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Prince Army Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Quinnimont Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Army Camp (approx. 1˝ miles away); DuBois High School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Mount Hope Landmarks (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mount Hope Early Town History (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mount Hope Coal History (approx. 5.6 miles away); Dubois School History (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.