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

Highland County / West Virginia

 
 
Highland County Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Highland County Side
Inscription.  
Virginia. Highland County. Area 422 Square Miles. 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. 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 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-233.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 38° 29.719′ N, 79° 29.908′ W. Marker is near Monterey, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is on Potomac River Road (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
West Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. West Virginia Side
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7468 Potomac River Rd, Monterey VA 24465, 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. West Virginia / Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in West Virginia); Highland Inn (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Charles Pinckney Jones House (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Charles Pinckney Jones Law Office (approx. 7.3 miles away); Monterey (approx. 7.3 miles away); Walk of Honor (approx. 7.3 miles away); Highland County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.3 miles away); “The Wilfong Church” / St. Michaels Lutheran Church (approx. 9.1 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Highland County / West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Highland County / West Virginia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 23, 2022