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New Cumberland in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Cumberland

 
 
New Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. New Cumberland Marker
Inscription. Near New Cumberland, George Chapman settled, about 1783, and built an Indian fort. Here are graves of the Chapmans, Gregorys, Graftons, and other pioneer families. Pughtown, settled about 1810, was the first county seat.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 29.579′ N, 80° 36.209′ W. Marker is in New Cumberland, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue (West Virginia Route 2) south of Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Cumberland WV 26047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gravel Hill Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Contested County Seat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain John Porter / Chelsea China Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brickyard Bend (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named New Cumberland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ohio River / Ohio River (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Town (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Cumberland.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to New Cumberland, West Virginia.
New Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. New Cumberland Marker
View of historical marker looking north along Ridge Avenue (State Route 2), from just south and across the street of the intersection of Lincoln Street.
(Submitted on July 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
New Cumberland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. New Cumberland Marker
View of historical marker, as seen from across the street at the edge of the intersection of Lincoln Street and Ridge Avenue, looking south along Ridge Street (State Route 2).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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