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Near Bunker Hill in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jefferson County / Berkeley County

 
 
Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker
Inscription. Jefferson County. Formed, 1801, from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Gens. Gates, Darke, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington’s men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as the seat of the National Capitol.

Berkeley County. Formed from Frederick in 1772. Named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron Botetourt, governor of Virginia, 1768–1770. Home of many leaders in the Revolution. As early as 1774, George Washington had orchards planted here.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 19.183′ N, 77° 59.317′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Washington Heritage Trail (West Virginia Route 51) near the Opequon Creek Bridge, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Prato Rio" (approx. 3.4 miles away); Col. Morgan Morgan (approx. 3.6 miles away); Morgan Morgan (approx. 3.6 miles away); "Morgan Acres" (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cedar Lawn
Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Jefferson County / Berkeley County Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); James Johnston Pettigrew Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Harewood (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bunker Hill.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Opequon Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
3. Marker at Opequon Creek Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,457 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 11, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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