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Near Clear Brook in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Virginia / Frederick County

 
 
West Virginia Side Faces Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. West Virginia Side Faces Virginia
Inscription. West Virginia. West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place as Point Pleasant, 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in 1863.

Frederick County. Formed in 1738 from Orange, and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, father of King George III. Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Winchester, 1862–1864.
 
Erected 1951 by the Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Z-291.)
 
Location. 39° 17.633′ N, 78° 4.836′ W. Marker is near Clear Brook, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11) near the Virginia / West Virginia line, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Brook VA 22624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.9 miles away in West Virginia); James Johnston Pettigrew Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away in West Virginia); Hopewell Friends Meeting House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Morgan Cabin
Frederick County Side Faces West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Frederick County Side Faces West Virginia
(approx. 2.9 miles away in West Virginia); Christ Church (approx. 3 miles away in West Virginia); Morgan Morgan (approx. 3.2 miles away in West Virginia); "Morgan Acres" (approx. 3.2 miles away in West Virginia); Col. Morgan Morgan (approx. 3.3 miles away in West Virginia).
 
More about this marker. The Z-series Virginia markers are erected at county lines with each face visible to those about to enter the county named. This marker, being on the state line, describes the adjecent state on one of its faces.

This marker replaced an earlier marker numbered Z-216 with the same text, except that the earlier marker showed the area of Frederick county “Area 435 Square Miles.”
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
West Virginia / Frederick County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. West Virginia / Frederick County Marker
West Virginia / Frederick County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
4. West Virginia / Frederick County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,580 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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