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Montgomery in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fayette County / Kanawha County

 
 
Fayette County / Kanawha County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
1. Fayette County / Kanawha County Marker
Inscription.  
Fayette County
Formed in 1831 from Nicholas, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan. Named for General Lafayette. On New River, 1671, Batts and Fallam officially claimed Mississippi Valley for Great Britain in opposition to the claim of France.

Kanawha County
Authorized, 1788; organized in 1789 from Greenbrier and Montgomery. Named for the Kanawha River, bearing name of Indian tribe. Salt making brought early settlers into the valley and from it grew vast modern chemical plants.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 38° 10.825′ N, 81° 19.736′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Fayette Pike West (West Virginia Route 61) 0.1 miles east of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery WV 25136, 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 Institute of Technology (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); Montgomery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christopher H. Payne (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Montgomery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ancient Works (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bull Moose Special (approx. 3.7 miles away); Holly Grove “Bull Moose Special” (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mucklow / Gallagher, WV (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .
1. e-WV | Fayette County. (Submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. e-WV | Kanawha County. (Submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of the Fayette County (side) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
2. Wide view of the Fayette County (side) Marker
Wide view of the Kanawha County (side) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
3. Wide view of the Kanawha County (side) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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