Near Metz in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Marion County / Wetzel County
Formed, 1842, from Harrison and Monongalia. Named for hero of the Revolution, Gen. Francis Marion. County was home of Francis H. Pierpont, leader in formation of this State. The Monongahela River forms just above Fairmont.
Formed in 1846 from Tyler. Named for Lewis Wetzel, the great frontiersman, who with his brothers during Indian days, ranged the settlements from their home in Marshall County throughout northern West Virginia.
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 39° 38.516′ N, 80° 25.101′ W. Marker is near Metz, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 250 0.3 miles south of Pogue Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metz WV 26585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Hundred (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hundred World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); The B&O Connection (approx. 3.6 miles away); The West Warren Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Littleton War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor (approx. 6.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Jesse Taylor (approx. 7.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Mannington Municipal Building (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Marion County, West Virginia. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wetzel County, West Virginia. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.