Thomas in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Location. 39° 11.67′ N, 79° 29.23′ W. Marker is in Thomas, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairfax Road (West Virginia Route 9) and Seneca Trail (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling west on Fairfax Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in Fairfax Stone State Park at the end of Fairfax Road. WV Route 9 is also called Kempton Road and Leadmine Mountain Road between US 219 and Fairfax Stone State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Thomas WV 26292, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fairfax Stone (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hoye - Crest (approx. 3 miles away in Maryland); The Blackwater (approx. 3 Coketon Colored School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Salt Sands (approx. 5.7 miles away); Highest Point on the Maryland State Roads System (approx. 8½ miles away in Maryland); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomas.
Regarding Fairfax Stone. Although the Fairfax Stone marks the base point for the western dividing line between Maryland and West Virginia, the stone is actually located fully in West Virginia, about one mile due south of the extreme southwest corner of Garrett County, Maryland. In 1910 the Supreme Court ruled that the boundary of Maryland would only go west up the Potomac far enough to meet a point where a North line from the Fairfax stone would cross the branch of the Potomac used for the southern boundary of Garrett County.
The Fairfax Stone is also used today to mark the corners of Tucker, Preston, and Grant counties in West Virginia.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for the Fairfax Stone. (Submitted on December 3, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,932 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.