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Peterstown in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Home of the Jones Diamond

 
 
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By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
1. Home of the Jones Diamond Marker
Inscription.  An alluvial diamond weighing 34.48 carats, largest to date found in North America, was discovered here in April 1928 by William P."Punch" Jones and his father, Grover C. Jones Sr., while pitching horseshoes in the home yard of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones. "Punch" was later killed in combat during World War Two. Mr. and Mrs Grover C. Jones still retain ownership of the diamond.
 
Erected 1970.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1928.
 
Location. 37° 23.809′ N, 80° 47.841′ W. Marker is in Peterstown, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Market St. (U.S. 219) and Sycamore St. on Market St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peterstown WV 24963, 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. Peterstown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Virginia (Monroe County) / Monroe County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giles County / West Virginia
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By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
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(approx. ¼ mile away in Virginia); New River (approx. 2.2 miles away in Virginia); Woods’ Fort (approx. 3.4 miles away); West Virginia / Giles County Virginia (approx. 4.4 miles away in Virginia); Narrows (approx. 4½ miles away in Virginia); First Court of Giles County (approx. 4.7 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peterstown.
 
Home of the Jones Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
3. Home of the Jones Diamond Marker
Home of the Jones Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
4. Home of the Jones Diamond Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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