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

Dunkard Bottom

 
 
Dunkard Bottom Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
1. Dunkard Bottom Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Echarlin (Echarly) and two brothers settled here, 1784; first white men of record in Preston County. Brothers killed by Indians and cabin was burned. Site of National Guard Camp since 1909.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitarySettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 27.617′ N, 79° 38.984′ W. Marker is near Albright, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 7 and St. Joe Road (Local Route 7/12), on the right when traveling west on State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albright WV 26519, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Pines” (approx. 2.1 miles away); Price's Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); Operation Desert Shield / Operation Desert Storm (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Preston County Bell
Dunkard Bottom Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Dunkard Bottom Marker
Three zip codes meet here. Terra Alta’s 26764 is behind the photograper, Albright’s 26519 heads off to the right on St. Joe Road, and Kingwood’s 26537 starts at the bridge.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Preston County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kingwood (approx. 2.2 miles away); Albright / Albright Family (approx. 2.4 miles away); William G. Brown (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Dunkard Bottom. The West Virginia Army National Guard camp mentioned on the marker is Camp Dawson.
 
 
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 384 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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