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

Old Town

 
 
Old Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Old Town Marker
Inscription. In 1839 John Cuppy laid out 42 lots on his farm between Ohio River and hill; added 50 lots in 1850. Named Vernon but called Cuppy Town. In 1840 John Chapman built the first house. Industry based on rich clay deposits, brick plants and river transportation saw population of 400 in 1850 expand to 1200 in 1870. Residential and commercial grouwth, inc. shops, stores, hotel and churches, led to its claim as first and present county seat.
 
Erected 2006 by City of New Cumberland and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 29.922′ N, 80° 36.664′ W. Marker is in New Cumberland, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of North River Avenue and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on North River Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Overlook Park, River Drive, New Cumberland. 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. Captain John Porter / Chelsea China Company (here, next to this marker); Contested County Seat (a few steps from this marker); Brickyard Bend (a few steps from this marker); Gravel Hill Academy
Old Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Old Town Marker
(a few steps from this marker); New Cumberland (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio River / Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named New Cumberland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Cumberland.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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