Near Windsor Heights in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Brooke County/Ohio 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.
Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning "Beautiful River". Scene of the last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by Washington, LaSalle, Celoron, Gist and later explorers.
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 40° 10.967′ N, 80° 40.615′ W. Marker is near Windsor Heights, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 2 and Stone Shannon Road, on the right when traveling north on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor Heights WV 26075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beech Bottom Fort (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Liberty (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); Serpentine Drive (approx. 5.4 miles away); Carriage House Glass (approx. 5˝ miles away); Farm Residence (approx. 5˝ miles away); Greenhouses (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.