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Good in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Hampshire County / Virginia

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Hampshire County Marker
Inscription.  
Hampshire County
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.

Virginia
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 & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
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
Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Virginia Marker
(Route 734), on the right when traveling west. Located just west of the Virginia / West Virginia border. 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).
 
Hampshire County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Hampshire County Marker
Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
4. Virginia Marker
 
 
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 311 times since then and 2 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.
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