Near Silver Lake in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Preston County / Maryland
Preston County. Formed from Monongalia in 1818 and named for James Preston, 13th governor of Virginia. Here is model Federal homestead project sponsored by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President.
Maryland. Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settled at St. Mary's City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions • Women. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 39° 16.528′ N, 79° 29.231′ W. Marker is near Silver Lake, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.3 miles north of Hock Back Road (County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flag Raising (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hoye - Crest (approx. 2.6 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Preston County / Maryland (approx. 3 miles away); St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Red House, Maryland (approx. 3 miles away in Maryland); Highest Point on the Maryland State Roads System (approx. 4.3 miles away in Maryland); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 4.3 miles away); Gantz Sand (approx. 5 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.