Williamson in Mingo County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia (Mingo County) / Kentucky
West Virginia. “The Mountain State”—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.
Named for the Kentucky River bearing an Indian name. Called “Dark and Bloody Ground.” Explored by Daniel Boone, 1769. Settled at Harrodsburg 1774. It became a Virginia county in 1776 and a state in the Union in 1792.
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, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
Location. 37° 40.401′ N, 82° 16.76′ W. Marker is in Williamson, West Virginia, in Mingo County. Marker is at the intersection of Harvey Street and 1st Avenue on Harvey Street. It is just inside the flood wall at Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 W 2nd Ave, Williamson WV 25661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baby’s Grave Site (approx. 4.4 miles away in Kentucky); a different marker also named Baby’s Grave Site (approx. 4.4 miles away in Kentucky); Sally McCoy / Grave of Sally McCoy (approx. 4.4 miles away in Kentucky); McCoy Well (approx. 6 miles away in Kentucky); Site of Randolph McCoy House (approx. 6 miles away in Kentucky); The Real McCoy Homestead Uncovered (approx. 6 miles away in Kentucky); Randal McCoy's Well (approx. 6 miles away in Kentucky); Huntleyville (approx. 6.6 miles away in Kentucky).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.