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Near Elk Garden in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mineral County / Grant County

 
 
Mineral County Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Mineral County Side
Inscription.  
Mineral County. Formed from Hampshire in 1866. Named for its great mineral deposits. In Mineral County is Fort Ashby, the only standing unit in the chain of frontier forts which were built in 1755 under Washington's orders.

Grant County. Formed in 1866 from Hardy. Named for General Grant, later President. At the northwestern corner is the Fairfax Stone, which established the limits of the lands of Lord Fairfax. The county has many mountain peaks and beautiful scenery.
 
Erected by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesPolitical SubdivisionsWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 39° 19.076′ N, 79° 11.243′ W. Marker is near Elk Garden, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on George Washington Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when
Grant County Sode image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Grant County Sode
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traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Garden WV 26717, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll (approx. 4 miles away); In Honor (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mineral County / State of Maryland (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dr. John Green (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Ogden (approx. 6.3 miles away); By King’s Command (approx. 6.3 miles away); Nancy Hanks (approx. 6.6 miles away); Claysville United Methodist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Mineral County / Grant County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Mineral County / Grant County Marker
Fairfax Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, March 27, 2021
4. Fairfax Stone
In front of plaque on boulder marking the headwaters of the Potomac River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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May. 20, 2022