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

Preston County / Maryland

 
 
Preston County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 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.

Maryland. Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, 1632. First settled at Saint Mary’s City in 1634. It is one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkColonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWomen. 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° 25.16′ N, 79° 29.041′ W. Marker is near Hopemont, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on
Maryland Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Maryland Face of Marker
West Virginia Route 7 near the state line with Maryland, on the right when traveling west. West Virginia Route 7 continues east as Maryland Route 39. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terra Alta WV 26764, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to West Virginia's Mountaineer Country (approx. 2.1 miles away); Washington's Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hopemont State Hospital (approx. 2.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2.8 miles away in Maryland); Charles Friend’s Home (approx. 3.1 miles away in Maryland); Forestry Beginning (approx. 3.2 miles away in Maryland); Fort Alice (approx. 3.4 miles away in Maryland); Major Timothy P. Auvil (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopemont.
 
Preston County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
3. Preston County side of the marker
Preston County / Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
4. Preston County / Maryland Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 374 times since then. Last updated on July 6, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 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 July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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