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Near Van Voorhis in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia / Pennsylvania

 
 
West Virginia (Monongalia County) Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. West Virginia (Monongalia County) Face of Marker
Inscription.  
West Virginia (Monongalia County). “The Mountain State”—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

Pennsylvania. Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1763.
 
Location. 39° 43.236′ N, 79° 54.654′ W. Marker is near Van Voorhis, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on U.S. 119. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of
Pennsylvania Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. Pennsylvania Face of Marker
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason-Dixon Line (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Pennsylvania); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Pennsylvania); Stewartstown Honor Roll (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Crossing the Mon at Point Marion, Pennsylvania (approx. 1.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
3. Pennsylvania Marker
West Virginia / Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
4. West Virginia / Pennsylvania Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022