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Pruntytown in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pruntytown

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. Pruntytown Marker
Inscription. Settled by John and David Prunty about 1798. It was county seat, 1844 to 1878. Site of old Rector College. Birthplace of John Barton Payne, Secretary of Interior under Wilson, and head of the American Red Cross.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 20.01′ N, 80° 4.583′ W. Marker is in Pruntytown, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Valley Falls Road (County Route 18) just south of U.S. 50, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Taylor County Jail (a few steps from this marker); John Barton Payne (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrial School for Boys (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 2.2 miles away); Valley Falls (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grafton (approx. 3 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pruntytown.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Pruntytown Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Pruntytown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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