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Blaine in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mineral County / State of Maryland

 
 
Mineral County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
1. Mineral County Face of Marker
Inscription. Mineral County. Formed from Hampshire in 1866. Named for its great mineral deposits. In Mineral County, Fort Ashby, the only standing unit in the chain of frontier forts which were built in 1755 under Washington’s orders.

State of Maryland. Named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who gave a royal charter to Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, in 1632. First settlement at St. Mary’s City in 1634. It was one of the 13 original colonies.
 
Location. 39° 23.199′ N, 79° 10.834′ W. Marker is in Blaine, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on Kitzmiller Bridge (Maryland Route 38) (West Virginia Route 42). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Garden WV 26717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. John Green (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mineral County / Grant County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Altamont – Confederate Railroad Raid (approx. 6 miles away in Maryland); Claysville United Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Deer Park Hotel (approx. 8.3 miles away in Maryland).
 
More about this marker. Marker marks the border of the states of Maryland and West Virginia, on the
State of Maryland Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
2. State of Maryland Face of Marker
From West Virginia looking north to Kitzmiller in Maryland.
West Virginia side of the North Branch of the Potomac River.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mineral County History. (Submitted on November 25, 2006.)
2. Kitzmiller History. (Submitted on November 25, 2006.)
 
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From Maryland Looking at Blaine, West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
3. From Maryland Looking at Blaine, West Virginia
Former Western Maryland railroad, now CSXT, hugs the West Virginia bank of the Potomac River.
Kitzmillerville Bridge Builder's Plate image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
4. Kitzmillerville Bridge Builder's Plate
Built 1955. State of West Virginia: William C. Marland, Governor. State of Maryland: Theodore R. McKeldin, Governor. West Virginia State Road Commission: H.R. Griffith, Commissioner; William T. Brice, Secretary; George W. McAlpin, State Engineer; L.L. Jemison, Bridge Engineer; K.M. Dunn, District Engineer; J.J. Melody, District Construction Engineer. Maryland State Roads Commission: Russell McCain, Chairman; Edgar T. Bennett, Commissioner; Bramwell Kelly, Commissioner; Norman M. Pritchett, Chieff Engineer; Walter G. Hopkins, Deputy Chief Engineer; Albert L. Grubb, Chief, Bureau of Bridges.
Kitzmillerville Bridge over the Potomac image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
5. Kitzmillerville Bridge over the Potomac
Photo taken from Maryland shore.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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