Near Franklintown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia / Virginia
North Facing Side: Virginia. Named for Queen Elizabeth the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement, 1607, in America. One of the 13 original colonies. Virginia is the birthplace of eight Presidents of the United States.
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 11.489′ N, 77° 55.165′ W. Marker is near Franklintown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Lord Fairfax Parkway (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District (approx. 2 miles away in Virginia); Wickliffe Church (approx. 2.3 miles away in Virginia); Berryville Wagon Train Raid Lee’s Bivouac (approx. 3.2 miles away in Virginia); Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 3.2 miles away in Virginia); Buck Marsh Fight (approx. 3.6 miles away in Virginia); Buck Marsh Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away in Virginia); Audley (was approx. 3.8 miles away in Virginia but has been reported missing. ).
Regarding West Virginia / Virginia. Virginia State Marker Z-210 stood just south of here at one time. It was titled “West Virginia” on the south facing side and “Clarke County” on the north.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.