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Near Cedar Grove in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Settlers

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, May 27, 2008
1. First Settlers Marker
Inscription. Walter Kelly settled here about 1773 but was killed by Indians. William Morris came here in 1774 and made first permanent settlement in this valley. He built a fort, had a "boat yard," and started a church and school.
 
Location. 38° 13.087′ N, 81° 25.573′ W. Marker is near Cedar Grove, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on U.S. 60 0.3 miles east of Kellys Creek Road (County Route 81), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. West of Historic Virginia's Chapel and Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar Grove WV 25039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (a few steps from this marker); Historic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Coalburg (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fayette County / Kanawha County (approx. 5.9 miles away); West Virginia Institute of Technology (approx. 6.1 miles away); Christopher H. Payne (approx. 6.4 miles away); Samuel Shrewsbury House (approx. 6.5 miles away); Belle Works (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar Grove.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, June 8, 2017
2. First Settlers Marker
Refurbished marker.
First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 27, 2008
3. First Settlers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   3. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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