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Near Glade Farm in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Preston County / Pennsylvania

 
 
Preston County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
1. Preston County Face of Marker
Inscription.  
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, the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
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
Pennsylvania Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
2. Pennsylvania Face of Marker
Virginia Route 26 becomes Pennsylvania Route 281 (Bruceton Road) north of the marker. 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).
 
Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
3. Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker
Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
4. Preston County / Pennsylvania Marker
State border monument on the other side of the road image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
5. State border monument on the other side of the road
West Virginia side
State border monument on the other side of the road image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
6. State border monument on the other side of the road
Pennsylvania side
 
 
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 353 times since then and 3 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.
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