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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Harper in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia / Virginia

 
 
West Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. West Virginia Side
Inscription.  
West Virginia
(Pendleton County)
"The Mountain State" - western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

Virginia
Named for Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement, 1607, in America. One of the 13 original colonies. Virginia is the birthplace of eight Presidents of the United States.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1922.
 
Location. 38° 29.77′ N, 79° 29.901′ W. Marker is near Harper, West Virginia, in Pendleton County
Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Virginia Side
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. Marker is on U.S. 220, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville WV 26804, 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. Highland County / West Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in Virginia); Highland Inn (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); The Charles Pinckney Jones House (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); The Charles Pinckney Jones Law Office (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); Monterey (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); Walk of Honor (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia); Highland County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away in Virginia); “The Wilfong Church” / St. Michaels Lutheran Church (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
West Virginia / Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. West Virginia / Virginia Marker
State Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
4. State Line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 27, 2022