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

Jefferson County / Berkeley County

 
 
Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker
Inscription.  
Jefferson County. Formed, 1801, from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Gens. Gates, Darke, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington’s men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as the seat of the National Capitol.

Berkeley County. Formed from Frederick in 1772. Named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron Botetourt, governor of Virginia, 1768–1770. Home of many leaders in the Revolution. As early as 1774, George Washington had orchards planted here.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 19.183′ N, 77° 59.317′ W. Marker is near Middleway, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Washington Heritage Trail (West Virginia Route 51) near the Opequon Creek Bridge, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, 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. Wizard Clip (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Gilbert House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Church Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Prato Rio" (approx. 3.4 miles away); Col. Morgan Morgan (approx. 3.6 miles away); Morgan Morgan (approx. 3.6 miles away); "Morgan Acres" (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleway.
 
Marker at Opequon Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
3. Marker at Opequon Creek Bridge
Thomas Jefferson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Thomas Jefferson
This 1836 portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Charles Bird King (after Gilbert Stuart) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
The Right Hon'ble Norborne Berkeley,<br>Baron de Bottetourt<br>Late Governor of Virginia. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. The Right Hon'ble Norborne Berkeley,
Baron de Bottetourt
Late Governor of Virginia.
From The Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, 1915.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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