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Montgomery in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fayette County / Kanawha County

 
 
Fayette County / Kanawha County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
1. Fayette County / Kanawha County Marker
Inscription.
Marker Front:
Formed in 1831 from Nicholas, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan. Named for General Lafayette. On New River, 1671, Batts and Fallam officially claimed Mississippi Valley for Great Britain in opposition to the claim of France.

Marker Reverse:
Authorized, 1788; organized in 1789 from Greenbrier and Montgomery. Named for the Kanawha River, bearing name of Indian tribe. Salt making brought early settlers into the valley and from it grew vast modern chemical plants.
 
Location. 38° 10.825′ N, 81° 19.736′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Fayette Pike West (West Virginia Route 61) 0.1 miles east of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery WV 25136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher H. Payne (approx. half a mile away); Ancient Works (approx. 3.4 miles away); Historic Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 5.9 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March
Wide view of the Fayette County (side) Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
2. Wide view of the Fayette County (side) Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Camp Reynolds (approx. 6.6 miles away); Coalburg (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .
1. e-WV | Fayette County. (Submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. e-WV | Kanawha County. (Submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Wide view of the Kanawha County (side) Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
3. Wide view of the Kanawha County (side) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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