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Near Ridge in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia (Morgan County) / Virginia

 
 
West Virginia (Morgan County) side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2020
1. West Virginia (Morgan County) side of the marker
Inscription.  
West Virginia (Morgan County). "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.

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 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
Location. 39° 26.761′ N, 78° 18.489′ W. Marker is near Ridge, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Valley
Virginia side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2020
2. Virginia side of the marker
Road 0.1 miles north of Avon Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13559 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridge Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cacapon Mountain Overlook (approx. 2.6 miles away); Overlook at Cacapon State Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Camp Mud (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cacapon State Park Playground Equipment (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cacapon State Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cacapon State Park Picnic Grills (approx. 3.8 miles away); Welcome to Cacapon State Park (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridge.
 
West Virginia (Morgan County) / Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2020
3. West Virginia (Morgan County) / Virginia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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