Lorentz in Upshur County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 39° 0.642′ N, 80° 18.117′ W. Marker is in Lorentz, West Virginia, in Upshur County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 33 and County Highway 5/1, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 33. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorentz WV 26229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorentz (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bassel House The History Center (approx. 3.9 miles away); Buckhannon / Frontier Days (approx. 4 miles away); Destruction at the Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away); McClellan's Buckhannon Camp (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jenkins in Buckhannon (approx. 4.6 miles away); Gen. Lightburn (approx. 8.8 miles away).
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Also see . . . Centers of Population. If the United States map were perfectly balanced on a point, this point would be its physical centroid. Currently this point is located in Phelps County, Missouri, in the east-central part of the state. However, when Washington, D.C. was chosen as the federal capital of the United States in 1790, the center of the U.S. population was in Kent County, Maryland, a mere 47 miles (76 km) east-northeast of the new capital. Over the last two centuries, the mean center of United States population has progressed westward and, since 1930, southwesterly, (Submitted on December 14, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.