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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Ohio / West Virginia

 
 
Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Ohio Marker
Inscription.  
Ohio
Named for the river, called by the Iroquois the "Beautiful River." Visited by LaSalle in 1769-1770. Once part of the Northwest Territory. Settled at Marietta, 1788. Admitted to the Union, 1803. Home of 8 United States Presidents.

West Virginia
Wood 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.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1821.
 
Location. 39° 16.968′ N, 81° 33.132′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on Memorial Bridge Road just east of the toll booths. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
West Virginia side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. West Virginia side of marker
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. Parkersburg High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Julia-Ann Square Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Julia-Ann Square Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Amiss-McCrary House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vanwinkle-Herceg House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Peter G. Van Winkle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Casto-Douglas-Longacre-Harris House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lamp house (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
3. Ohio Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022