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Terra Alta in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Terra Alta

 
 
Terra Alta Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
1. Terra Alta Marker
Inscription.  Half a mile high. Famed as a health resort. Once known as Cranberry for extensive cranberry glades found near. North is Cranesville Swamp, noted for its wild life. In that vicinity, Lewis Wetzel killed several indians.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesScience & MedicineWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 26.735′ N, 79° 32.77′ W. Marker is in Terra Alta, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is at the intersection of State Avenue (West Virginia Route 7) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on State Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terra Alta WV 26764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terra Alta Community Honor Roll (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Terra Alta First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); James S. Lakin House
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Everett Wayne "Budd" Sell (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II (approx. 0.3 miles away); Korean War (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory Of All American Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terra Alta.
 
Looking Southeast. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
2. Looking Southeast.
New Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. New Location
Originally standing at the intersection of Slate and Brandonville Streets, the marker was relocated further east to a more secure location.
Looking up Brandonville Pike. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
4. Looking up Brandonville Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,549 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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