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Near Hinton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockingham County / West Virginia

 
 
Rockingham County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Rockingham County Side
Inscription. (West Side):
Rockingham County
During its October 1777 session, the Virginia General Assembly carved Rockingham County out of a large portion of Augusta County. The first court was held on 27 April 1778. Rockingham County was named for Charles Watson Wentworth, second marquis of Rockingham, a British prime minister who helped secure the repeal of the Stamp Act. During the Civil War, Stonewall Jackson concluded his famous Valley campaign with victories at Cross Keys and at Port Republic, 8-9 June 1862. Rockingham County is known for its poultry industry, particularly its turkey production.

(East Side):
West Virginia
Describing the contrast between both the "placid and delightful" Shenandoah and the "wild and tremendous" mountains in western Virginia, now West Virginia, Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Notes on the State of Virginia, "This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic." According to tradition, the first European pioneer to settle in West Virginia was Morgan Morgan, a Welshman who immigrated to Mill Creek and acquired his land in November 1730; however, German immigrants were probably in the Shepherdstown area by 1727. In 1861, many counties in western Virginia opposed secession. As a result of this, several of these western counties formed the new state
West Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. West Virginia Side
of West Virginia in 1863.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-213.)
 
Location. 38° 34.738′ N, 79° 10.059′ W. Marker is near Hinton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Rawley Pike (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton VA 22831, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Seybert (approx. 6 miles away in West Virginia); Murder of Ambrose Meadows (approx. 9.7 miles away in West Virginia); McCoy House (approx. 9.8 miles away in West Virginia); Franklin (approx. 9.9 miles away in West Virginia); Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away in West Virginia); Devonian Shale (approx. 10 miles away in West Virginia); Confederate Prayer Service (approx. 10 miles away in West Virginia); Trout Rock (approx. 11.1 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Rockingham County / West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Rockingham County / West Virginia Marker
West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, January 20, 2015
4. West Virginia Marker
High Knob Fire Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
5. High Knob Fire Tower
On the other side of the state line is the trailhead for the High Knob Fire Tower trail. The tower was constructed in 1939-40 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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