Near Metz in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Marion County / Wetzel County
Formed, 1842, from Harrison and Monongalia. Named for hero of the Revolution, Gen. Francis Marion. County was home of Francis H. Pierpont, leader in formation of this State. The Monongahela River forms just above Fairmont.
Formed in 1846 from Tyler. Named for Lewis Wetzel, the great frontiersman, who with his brothers during Indian days, ranged the settlements from their home in Marshall County throughout northern West Virginia.
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 39° 38.516′ N, 80° 25.101′ W. Marker is near Metz, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 250 0.3 miles south of Pogue Run Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metz WV 26585, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hundred (approx. 3.6 miles away); The B&O Connection (approx. 3.6 miles away); Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor (approx. 6.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Jesse Taylor Mannington / Flaggy Meadow (approx. 9.3 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 12.6 miles away); Waitman T. Willey (approx. 12.7 miles away); Farmington Disaster (approx. 12.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Marion County, West Virginia. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wetzel County, West Virginia. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.