Near Windsor Heights in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Brooke County/Ohio County
Formed in 1797 from Ohio County. Named for Robert Brooke, Virginia governor, 1794-1796. Here Alexander Campbell founded the Christian Church and established a college. First Grimes Golden apple tree in this county.
Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning "Beautiful River". Scene of the last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by Washington, LaSalle, Celoron, Gist and later explorers.
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 40° 10.967′ N, 80° 40.615′ W. Marker is near Windsor Heights, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 2 and Stone Shannon Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor Heights WV 26075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beech Bottom Fort (approx. 3.3 miles away); West Liberty (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away in Ohio); Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); Oglebay Mansion Museum (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (approx. 5.8 miles away); Waugh Flour Mills (approx. 5.8 miles away); Bethany / Bethany College (approx. 6.1 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.