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Rimel 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° 7.4′ N, 79° 56.626′ W. Marker is in Rimel, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 39 and Mountain Road (Scenic County Road 55), on the right when traveling east on State Highway 39. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Sulphur Springs WV 24986, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rider Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Grove (approx. 3.4 miles away in Virginia); Camp Northwest
Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Virginia Side
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 5.3 miles away); Huntersville (approx. 6 miles away); Huntersville Jail / Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Dinwiddie (approx. 6.1 miles away in Virginia); Bacova (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia).
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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