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Spencer in Roane County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Spencer

 
 
Spencer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
1. Spencer Marker
Inscription.  Visited, 1771, by Jesse Hughes, Indian fighter and scout. In 1812, named Tannerís Cross Roads for Samuel Tanner. To the west on the Marcellus Hart farm is the deepest oil or gas well east of the Mississippi River, 9104 feet.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
 
Location. 38° 48.109′ N, 81° 21.042′ W. Marker is in Spencer, West Virginia, in Roane County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 33), on the left when traveling east. It is in front of the Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer WV 25276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Ruby G. Bradley (a few steps from this marker); Capturing Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spencer
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Robey Theater and Knights of Pythias Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
 
Regarding Spencer. The Marcellus Shale Formation that lies under most of West Virginia was not named for the Marcellus Hart farm, but for a distinctive outcrop near the village of Marcellus, New York.
 
Also see . . .  Marcellus Shale - Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Play. This article contains maps and a description of the Marcellus oil and gas deposit. “The Marcellus Shale, also referred to as the Marcellus Formation, is a Middle Devonian-age black, low density, carbonaceous (organic rich) shale that occurs in the subsurface beneath much of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Small areas of Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia are also underlain by the Marcellus Shale.” (Submitted on December 4, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Main Street in Spencer and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
2. Main Street in Spencer and Marker
Blue Star Memorial Highway
 
Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
3. Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway
Route 33 through Spencer is a Blue Star Memorial Highway. “A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America.” These non-historical markers are a project of the National Garden Clubs and this particular one was “sponsored by West Virgiia Garden Club, Inc., in cooperation with West Virginia Division of Highways, Roane County Commission, City of Spencer and Hill & Hollow Garden Club.”
Courthouse Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
4. Courthouse Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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