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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.
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, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
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
Pennsylvania Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. Pennsylvania Face of Marker
. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason-Dixon Line (here, next to this marker); Albert Gallatin (approx. 1.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 2 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Martin (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Martin (approx. 2 miles away); Joseph Snider (approx. 3˝ miles away); Sophia Allegre Gallatin (approx. 3.9 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
3. Pennsylvania Marker
West Virginia / Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
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 423 times since then and 5 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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