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Near Proctor in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

George Rogers Clark

 
 
George Rogers Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
1. George Rogers Clark Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
Inscription.  In 1772, George Rogers Clark explored the Ohio and Great Kanawha rivers He stayed the winter here, planted and harvested a crop, and carried out much surveying. Riflemen from the region aided him in winning the Northwest in 1778-1779.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number ML 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 48.171′ N, 80° 49.09′ W. Marker was near Proctor, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker was on West Virginia Route 2 south of Woodland and Graysville Road, on the left when traveling south. This historic marker is located along the side of the highway, opposite the Ohio River, a short distance south of where the highway crosses Fish Creek. This particular historic marker is facing north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Proctor WV 26055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
George Rogers Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
2. George Rogers Clark Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along state route 2.
8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Zachary Taylor (here, next to this marker); Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s (approx. 3.6 miles away); Powhatan Point (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio); George Washington (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio); The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944 (approx. 4.3 miles away in Ohio); Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn (approx. 5.1 miles away in Ohio); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 5.7 miles away); Marshall County / Wetzel County (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
George Rogers Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
3. George Rogers Clark Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker looking south along state route 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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