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Big Chimney in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Simon Kenton

 
 
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
1. Simon Kenton Marker
Inscription. Simon Kenton, the hero of the Virginia and Kentucky borders, with George Strader and John Yeager, camped on Elk River, 1771-73. Attacked by Indians, Yeager was killed, but Kenton and Strader, although wounded, made their escape.
 
Location. 38° 24.317′ N, 81° 31.962′ W. Marker is in Big Chimney, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue (U.S. 119) half a mile east of West Virginia Route 114, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4500-4554 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston WV 25302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charleston 's Civil War Sites (approx. 5.8 miles away); Craik-Patton House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lewis’ March (approx. 6.3 miles away); West Virginia Home Guards (approx. 6.3 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 6.4 miles away); "The West Virginia Coal Miner" (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Simon Kenton - Frontier Hero - ODNR. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
2. Simon Kenton Marker
Photo taken looking south on Route 119.
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
3. Simon Kenton Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 119
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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