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Near Hightown in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Highland County / West Virginia

 
 
Highland County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Highland County Side
Inscription.  (Virginia Side):
Highland County
Formed in 1847 from Pendleton and Bath, and given its name because of its mountains. The battle of McDowell, 1862, was fought in this county.

(West Virginia Side):
West Virginia
West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant, 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the union in 1863.
 
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Z-290.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 28.511′ N, 79° 41.946′ W. Marker is near Hightown, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Forest Service Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey VA 24465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
West Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. West Virginia Side
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker in West Virginia); War In West Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker in West Virginia); The Great Raid (within shouting distance of this marker in West Virginia); Camp Allegheny (within shouting distance of this marker in West Virginia); West Virginia / Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker in West Virginia); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Allegheny 1861-1862 (approx. 1.3 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 1.3 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Highland County / West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Highland County / West Virginia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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