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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Avenue of Flags Monument

 
 
Avenue of Flags Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Avenue of Flags Monument Marker
Inscription. The colonial village of Martinsburg was established by law enacted by the General Assemply of the Commonwealth of Virginia on October 21, 1778. Martinsburg’s founder was General Adam Stephen, a noted soldier of the American Revolutionary War. General Stephen named Martinsburg in honor of his close friend, Colonel Thomas B. Martin, the nephew of Lord Thomas Fairfax.

Martinsburg has grown and prospered for two hundred years because of the hopes, prayers, andhard work of its citizenry. This plaque is dedicated this 21st day of October, 1978 to Martinsburg’s future generations in the belief that our forefathers’ high ideals will be crried forth in the approaching years of our city and nation.
 
Erected 1978.
 
Location. 39° 27.367′ N, 77° 57.817′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Street (U.S. 11) and King Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north on Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Martinsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Federal Building (approx. 0.2 miles
North Side of Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. North Side of Flagpole
“The Avenue of Flags has been presented to the City o Martinsburg to honor all the men and women who served America during war and peace and who served to preserve the honor and democracy of the United States of America by The Operation Welcome Home Committee, 1991.”
away); Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Adam Stephen (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roundhouses and Shops / Railroad Strike of 1877 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Berkeley Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Artwork on Display Near the Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. Artwork on Display Near the Flagpole
Artwork on Display Near the Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
4. Artwork on Display Near the Flagpole
Artwork on Display Near the Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
5. Artwork on Display Near the Flagpole
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,792 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Long shot of mini-plaza showing entire flagpole • Names of artworks and names of artists • Can you help?
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