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Near Harper in Pendleton 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. (South Facing Side):
West Virginia
(Pendleton 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.

(North Facing 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° 29.77′ N, 79° 29.901′ W. Marker is near Harper, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on U.S. 220, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville WV 26804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Highland County / West Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in Virginia); Highland County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away in Virginia); Town of Monterey
Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Virginia Side
(approx. 7.4 miles away in Virginia); Trout Rock Fort (approx. 10.1 miles away); Trout Rock (approx. 10.1 miles away); Camp Allegheny (approx. 10.8 miles away in Virginia); a different marker also named West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
West Virginia / Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. West Virginia / Virginia Marker
State Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
4. State Line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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