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Near Moscow in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Early Mills

 
 
Early Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. Early Mills Marker
Inscription.  Site of Nesselroad's powder mill which operated from 1795 to 1801. To the south on King's Creek stood Hartford's grist mill which served local settlers in early 1800's. In 1823, Swearingen's grist mill and Eaton's saw mill were built near the same site. Nearby is the place where brothers Andrew and Adam Poe, border scouts, fought and killed Wyandott Chief Big Foot in 1781.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 40° 32.759′ N, 80° 37.756′ W. Marker is near Moscow, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 2 and Ferndale Road (County Route 66/2), on the right when traveling north on State Route 2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Cumberland WV 26047, 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. On This Spot (a few steps
Early Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. Early Mills Marker
View looking north along State Route 2, at the intersection with Ferndale Road, with a view of the historical marker and the adjacent Poe brothers monument.
from this marker); Village of Stratton Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 1.6 miles away in Ohio); Lest We Forget - Chief Logan (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); World Wars I & II Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio); Empire (approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio); Logan Massacre (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hartford's Mill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Town (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Early Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. Early Mills Marker
Another view of the historical marker, looking north along state route 2, with a distant view of the Ohio River to the left of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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