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Near Silver Lake in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Preston County / Maryland

 
 
Preston County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. Preston County side of the marker
Inscription.  
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 WorkGovernment & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt, the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers 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
Maryland side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
2. Maryland side of the marker
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) 0.3 miles north of Hock Back Road (County Road 118), on the right when traveling south. 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 6 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); 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); Aurora (approx. 5 miles away); Fairfax Stone (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Marker denoting the border between Maryland and West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
3. Marker denoting the border between Maryland and West Virginia
Maryland Welcome Sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
4. Maryland Welcome Sign
This sign is just on the other side of the border.
 
 
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 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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