Near Glade Farm in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Preston County / Pennsylvania
Preston County. Formed from Monongalia in 1818 and named for James Preston, 13th governor of Virginia. Here is model Federal homestead project, sponsored by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President.
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 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 Eleanor Roosevelt, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 39° 43.269′ N, 79° 29.239′ W. Marker is near Glade Farm, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 26 near at the Pennsylvania state line, on the right when traveling south. West Virginia Route 26 becomes Pennsylvania Route Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bruceton Mills WV 26525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll (approx. 2.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Braddock Road (approx. 4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial Plaza (approx. 4 miles away); Great Crossings (approx. 5.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Friend’s Graveyard (approx. 5.7 miles away in Maryland); Friendsville Baseball Fever, Cider Mill, Shanty Town (approx. 5.8 miles away in Maryland); The Legend of Johnny Friend (approx. 5.8 miles away in Maryland).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4. submitted on June 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.