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Wiley Ford in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia

(Mineral County)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
1. West Virginia Marker
Inscription.  "The Mountain State"—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scots-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

[Reverse:]
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 & History.
 
Location. 39° 37.263′ N, 78° 46.442′ W. Marker is in Wiley Ford, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 28 north of Airport Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wiley Ford WV 26767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Combined Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); In Memory (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ridgeley Honor Roll
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. West Virginia Marker [Reverse]
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Picket Post No. 1 (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maryland); Explore a Trail Network (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland); A Home on the Boat—The Captain's Cabin (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland); William Edward Shuck, Jr. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Irish Laborers (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
3. West Virginia Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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