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Simpson in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Simpson

 
 
John Simpson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. John Simpson Marker
Inscription.  Here John Simpson, hunter and trapper, stopped in 1763. He moved on to Clarksburg in 1764. Harrison and Taylor Counties keep alive his memory in the names of Simpson Creek, the town of Simpson and Simpson District.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 16.11′ N, 80° 5.2′ W. Marker is in Simpson, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Simpson Road (County Route 13) near the Simpson Community Park, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Simpson WV 26435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia College (approx. 1.7 miles away); Flemington (approx. 2.4 miles away); Webster (approx. 2.9 miles away); Ann Reeves Jarvis (approx. 2.9 miles away); Anna Jarvis' Birthplace
John Simpson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. John Simpson Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Barbour County / Taylor County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Industrial School for Boys (approx. 4˝ miles away); First Taylor County Jail (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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