Near Weirton in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Hancock County / State of Pennsylvania
Formed in 1848 from Brooke. Named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Iron furnaces established in this county as early as 1794 made the cannon balls that Commodore Perry used in Battle of Lake Erie.
Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Earlier settlements had been made by the Swedes in 1638. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
Location. 40° 24.309′ N, 80° 31.151′ W. Marker is near Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Steubenville Pike and Gardner Road, on the right when traveling west on Steubenville Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weirton WV 26062, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Springs Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Peter Tarr Furnace (approx. 3.6 miles away); Holliday's Cove (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hancock County / Brooke County (approx. 3.9 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church Peter Tarr Furnace (approx. 4˝ miles away); Elisha McCurdy (approx. 4.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Steubenville's Dean Martin (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weirton.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.