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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forks of Wheeling Creek

 
 
Forks of Wheeling Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Forks of Wheeling Creek Marker
Inscription. George Washington described the land here in 1770. The French expedition headed by Capt. Celeron buried leaden plates at the mouth in 1749 and claimed the land for France. De Bonnescampís map gives creek name–Kanonouaras.
 
Erected 1970 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 2.588′ N, 80° 39.561′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Wheeling and Elm Glove Boulevard (U.S. 88) west of National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is just beyond and visible from the intersection where the National Road makes a right to continue west. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Monument Place” (within shouting distance of this marker); Elm Grove Stone Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Lee Reno (approx. one mile away); The Madonna of the Trail (approx. one mile away); The National Pike (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNatural Features
 
Forks of Wheeling Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Forks of Wheeling Creek Marker
Bridge crosses one of the forks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,941 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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