Near Hinton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockingham County / West Virginia
Rockingham County. During its October 1777 session, the Virginia General Assembly carved Rockingham County out of a large portion of Augusta County. The first court was held on 27 April 1778. Rockingham County was named for Charles Watson Wentworth, second marquis of Rockingham, a British prime minister who helped secure the repeal of the Stamp Act. During the Civil War, Stonewall Jackson concluded his famous Valley campaign with victories at Cross Keys and at Port Republic, 8-9 June 1862. Rockingham County is known for its poultry industry, particularly its turkey production.
West Virginia. Describing the contrast between both the "placid and delightful" Shenandoah and the "wild and tremendous" mountains in western Virginia, now West Virginia, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Notes on the State of Virginia, "This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic." According to tradition, the first European pioneer to settle in West Virginia was Morgan Morgan, a Welshman who immigrated to Mill Creek and acquired his land in November 1730; however, German immigrants were probably in the Shepherdstown area by 1727.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-213.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1778.
Location. 38° 34.738′ N, 79° 10.059′ W. Marker is near Hinton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Rawley Pike (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton VA 22831, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Propst Lutheran Church (approx. 5 miles away in West Virginia); Fort Seybert (approx. 6 miles away in West Virginia); Stone Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away in West Virginia); Murder of Ambrose Meadows (approx. 9.7 miles away in West Virginia); McCoy House (approx. 9.8 miles away in West Virginia); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 9.9 miles away in West Virginia); Franklin Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away in West Virginia).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,145 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.