Wardensville in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia (Hardy County) / Virginia
West Virginia. (Hardy 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.
Virginia. Named for Queen Elizabeth the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement, 1607, in America. One of the 13 original colonies. Virginia is the birthplace of eight Presidents of the United States.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
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, 1862.
Location. 39° 5.146′ N, 78° 30.804′ W. Marker is in Wardensville, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 55 west of the Virginia state line, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wardensville WV 26851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Wardensville (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wardensville (approx. 4.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Son of Man (approx. 4.6 miles away); Frederick County / Shenandoah County (approx. 4.7 miles away in Virginia); Capon Springs (approx. 5.2 miles away); Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lost and Found (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wardensville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.