“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Centennial in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Great Eastern Divide

Great Eastern Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Scott Prichard, January 12, 2013
1. Great Eastern Divide Marker
Inscription.  At this point atop the Alleghenies is the geographical feature known as the Great Eastern Divide, a natural barrier from which water flows to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Jackson and James rivers and to the Gulf of Mexico via the Greebrier, New, Kanawha, Ohio and Mississippi rivers. As part of the Proclamation Line of 1763, it temporarily served to stop further western colonial expansion.
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
Location. 37° 34.988′ N, 80° 19.643′ W. Marker is in Centennial, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Sweet Springs Valley Road (West Virginia Route 3) 4.7 miles east of Gap Mills, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gap Mills WV 24941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew S. Rowan (approx. 4.8 miles away);
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William J. Humphreys / Gap Mills (approx. 4.9 miles away); Governor John Floyd (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rowan Memorial Home (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gov. John Floyd (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ann Royall / Sweet Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rehoboth (approx. 9.8 miles away); Rehoboth Church (approx. 9.9 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Great Eastern Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Great Eastern Divide Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Scott Prichard of Chester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Scott Prichard of Chester, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 31, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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