Near Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Brooke County / Ohio County
Brooke County. Formed in 1797 from Ohio County. Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county.
Ohio County. Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning "Beautiful River". Scene of the last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by Washington, LaSalle, Celoron, Gist and later explorers.
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 40° 10.967′ N, 80° 40.615′ W. Marker is near Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Stone Shannon Road (West Virginia Route 2) and Stone Shannon Road, on the right when traveling northTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2061 Stone Shannon Rd, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beech Bottom, W.V. World War II Honor Roll (approx. 3.3 miles away); Beech Bottom Iraq War Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Beech Bottom Fort (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Virginia Flying Corps (approx. 3.8 miles away); Curtis Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Shotwell Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away); John F. Kennedy Address at West Liberty State College (approx. 4.2 miles away); Raymond Van Montgomery Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.