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Near Bartow in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Virginia / Virginia

 
 
West Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. West Virginia Side
Inscription. (West Virginia Side):
West Virginia
(Pocahontas County)
"The Mountain State" ~ western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

(Virginia 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 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 28.541′ N, 79° 41.946′ W. Marker is near Bartow, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Forest Service Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow WV 24920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Allegheny (a few steps from this marker); The Great Raid (a few steps from this marker); War In West Virginia (a few steps from this
Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Virginia Side
marker); Highland County / West Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 0.7 miles away in Virginia); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp Bartow (approx. 5.9 miles away); Travellers Repose (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
West Virginia / Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. West Virginia / Virginia Marker
West Virginia / Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2011
4. West Virginia / Virginia Marker
Virginia side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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