Good in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Hampshire County / Virginia
Oldest county; established by the Virginia Assembly, 1754. Formed from Frederick and Augusta. Lord Fairfax, owner, named it for the English shire of the same name. Ice Mountain and Hanging Rocks are among its natural wonders.
Named for Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement, 1607, in America. One of the 13 original colonies. Virginia is the birthplace of eight Presidents of the United States.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
Location. 39° 21.497′ N, 78° 21.854′ W. Marker is in Good, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on Bloomery Pike (West Virginia Route 127) 0.4 miles west of South Sleepy Creek Road (Route 734), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1776 Bloomery Pike, Bloomery WV 26817, 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. Fight at Bloomery Gap (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bloomery Iron Furnace / Bloomery Gap Skirmish (approx. 4 miles away); “Caudy’s Castle” (approx. 4.2 miles away); My Dream (approx. 5.2 miles away); In Memory (approx. 5.2 miles away); United States Navy Recruiting Aids Facility (approx. 5.2 miles away); Frederick County Va. / West Virginia (approx. 5.3 miles away in Virginia); Gen. Braddock is Defeated (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.