Near Valley Grove in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania
Ohio County. Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning “Beautiful River.” Scene of last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by La Salle, Celoron, Gist, Washington, and later explorers.
State of Pennsylvania. Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1881 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Earlier settlements had been made by the Swedes in 1638. It was one of the 13 original colonies.
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 1776.
Location. 40° 6.2′ N, 80° 31.133′ W. Marker is near Valley Grove, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) near the state line, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Grove WV 26060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 1.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Ray’s ArithmeticRice’s Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Roney’s Point (approx. 4.7 miles away); Claysville (approx. 5.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); West Liberty (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.