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Near Cedar Grove in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

First Settlers

 
 
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Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 27, 2008
1. First Settlers Marker
Inscription.  Walter Kelly settled here about 1773 but was killed by Indians. William Morris came here in 1774 and made first permanent settlement in this valley. He built a fort, had a "boat yard," and started a church and school.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
 
Location. 38° 13.087′ N, 81° 25.573′ W. Marker is near Cedar Grove, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on U.S. 60, 0.3 miles east of Kellys Creek Road (County Route 81), on the right when traveling east. West of Historic Virginia's Chapel and Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar Grove WV 25039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (a few steps from this marker); Virginia's Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Morris Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Church (within shouting
First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pat Filippone, June 8, 2017
2. First Settlers Marker
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distance of this marker); In Honor and Memory of William Morris (within shouting distance of this marker); Cedar Grove Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); East Bank High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Good Shepherd Chapel Catholic Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar Grove.
 
First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 27, 2008
3. First Settlers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   3. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022