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Near Forks of Waters in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Highland County / West Virginia

 
 
Highland County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Highland County Side
Inscription. (North Facing Side):
Virginia
Highland County

Area 422 Square Miles
Formed in 1847 from Pendleton and Bath, and given its name because of its mountains. The battle of McDowell, 1862, was fought in this county.

(South Facing Side):
West Virginia
West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant, 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in 1863.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z 233.)
 
Location. 38° 29.717′ N, 79° 29.9′ W. Marker is near Forks of Waters, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is on U.S. 220, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey VA 24465, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia / Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in West Virginia); Highland County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.3 miles away); Town of Monterey (approx. 7.3 miles away);
West Virginia Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. West Virginia Side
Trout Rock Fort (approx. 10.2 miles away in West Virginia); Trout Rock (approx. 10.2 miles away in West Virginia); Camp Allegheny (approx. 10.8 miles away); a different marker also named West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 11 miles away in West Virginia); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 11 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Highland County / West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Highland County / West Virginia Marker
 
 
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 672 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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