Arthurdale in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
Location. 39° 29.756′ N, 79° 48.858′ W. Marker is in Arthurdale, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on U.S. 92 just south of X Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arthurdale WV 26520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Arthurdale Cow Run Sand (approx. 2.8 miles away); William G. Brown (approx. 6.4 miles away); Kingwood (approx. 7 miles away); Preston County Courthouse (approx. 7 miles away); Price's Tavern (approx. 7 miles away); “The Pines” (approx. 7 miles away); Albright / Albright Family (approx. 9.1 miles away).
Also see . . . John Fairfax. Biography at the Mount Vernon website. Excerpt: “John Fairfax left Washington's employ in December of 1790 and moved to Monongalia County. There Fairfax became a justice of the peace in 1794 and later represented the county in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1809 to 1810, and again from 1814 until 1815. His first wife was a Virginian named Mary Byrne, with whom he had two sons. Fairfax later married Anne Lloyd Franklin from Charles County, Maryland, with whom he had two more children, one of whom was named George Washington Fairfax. Fairfax returned to Mount (Submitted on July 6, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.