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

Hancock County / Brooke County

 
 
Hancock County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Hancock County Marker
Inscription.  
Side A:
Hancock County
Formed in 1848 from Brooke. Named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Iron furnaces established in this county as early as 1794 made the cannon balls that Commodore Perry used in Battle of Lake Erie.

Side B:
Brooke County
Formed in 1797 from Ohio County, Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county.
 
Erected by West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 40° 23.885′ N, 80° 35.512′ W. Marker is in
Brooke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Brooke County Marker
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Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) 0.1 miles north of Marland Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on reverse side of Brooke County marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weirton WV 26062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James J. Andrews (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The People's Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ernest T. Weir (approx. 0.3 miles away); Holliday's Cove (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Army Experimental Tank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Revolutionary War (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weirton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Hancock County. (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Welcome to Brooke County. (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hancock County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
3. Hancock County Marker
Brooke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
4. Brooke County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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