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

New Cumberland

 
 
New Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. New Cumberland Marker
Inscription.  Near New Cumberland, George Chapman settled, about 1783, and built an Indian fort. Here are graves of the Chapmans, Gregorys, Graftons, and other pioneer families. Pughtown, settled about 1810, was the first county seat.
 
Erected 2006 by City of New Cumberland and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 29.934′ N, 80° 36.673′ W. Marker is in New Cumberland, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of North River Avenue and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on North River Avenue. Located in Overlook Park, River Drive, New Cumberland. 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 walking distance of this marker. Ohio River (a few steps from this marker); Brickyard Bend (a few steps from this marker); Old Town
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Porter / Chelsea China Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Contested County Seat (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravel Hill Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named New Cumberland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Cumberland.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to New Cumberland, West Virginia. (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
New Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. New Cumberland 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 641 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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