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

Ohio River

 
 
Ohio River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Ohio River Marker
Side A
Inscription.  
The river flowing past New Cumberland contributed significantly to the political, economic and social development of the town. Early settlers to New Cumberland came by river and then depended on the river as means of receiving supplies and services not produced locally.

New Cumberland was for many years an important river town, not only because of the heavy freight shipments but also as a community which supplied pilots, deck officers, engineers and crews to the many packet and tow boats on the river. The same flat boats that brought people and supplies here became the means of expanding the fledgling clay industry.
 
Erected 2001 by New Cumberland Woman's Club and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 40° 29.938′ N, 80° 36.674′ W. Marker is in New Cumberland, West
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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. New Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Brickyard Bend (a few steps from this marker); Old Town (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.
 
Ohio River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Ohio River Marker
Ohio River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
3. Ohio River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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