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Near Mountain Mission in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Jefferson County / State of Virginia

 
 
East Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
1. East Facing Side
Inscription.  
Jefferson County. Formed in 1801 from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Generals Gates, Darke, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington’s men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as the seat of the National Capitol.

State of Virginia. Named for Queen Elizabeth the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement in America, 1607. One of the 13 original colonies. The Old Dominion is the birthplace of eight United States Presidents.
 
Erected by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
Location. 39° 15.699′ N, 77° 45.761′ W. Marker is near Mountain Mission, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Town Road (West Virginia Route 9) and Appalachian Trail, on the left when traveling
West Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
2. West Facing Side
west on Charles Town Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, 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. Keyes Gap (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Keyes' Switch Engagement (approx. 2½ miles away); John W. Mobberly (approx. 2.6 miles away in Virginia); Iron Furnaces (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mountains, Men, and Maneuvers (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Murphy Farm (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sheridan Dug In (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Moving Symbol (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Jefferson County Historical Society. (Submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
View West image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
3. View West
View East from Appalachian Trail Parking Area image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
4. View East from Appalachian Trail Parking Area
Marker Just over the State Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2007
5. Marker Just over the State Line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on February 24, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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