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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ohio / West Virginia

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Ohio Marker
Inscription.
Ohio
Named for the river, called by the Iroquois the "Beautiful River." Visited by LaSalle in 1769-1770. Once part of the Northwest Territory. Settled at Marietta, 1788. Admitted to the Union, 1803. Home of 8 United States Presidents.

West Virginia
Wood County
"The Mountain State"-western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 16.968′ N, 81° 33.132′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on Memorial Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sumner School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Parkersburg (approx. 1.2 miles away); W.H. Smith Hardward Co (approx. 1.3 miles away); Creating West Virginia (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wood County Court House
Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Ohio Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Vital Transportation Center (approx. 1.4 miles away); Escape to Freedom (approx. 1.4 miles away); Women of Courage (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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