Near Maidsville in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Monongalia County / Pennsylvania
Monongalia County. Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks".
Pennsylvania. Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by the Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 39° 43.274′ N, 80° 3.728′ W. Marker is near Maidsville, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Blue Horizon Drive (U.S. 19) half a mile north of Cassville-Mt Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2432 Blue Horizon Dr, Morgantown WV 26501, 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. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Civil War Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Catawba War Path (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shanks Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Border Heroine (approx. 3 miles away); Price Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cassville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Statler's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maidsville.
Also see . . .
1. Monongalia County Commission. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - The Keystone State. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.