Near Alleghany in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Alleghany County Va. / West Virginia
Area 458 Square Miles /
West Virginia. West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with Indians took place at Point Pleasant, 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the union in 1863.
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-223.)
Location. 37° 46.74′ N, 80° 13.665′ W. Marker is near Alleghany, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is on Kanawha Trail (Virginia Route 311) 0.3 miles south of West Virginia Exit 183 (Interstate 64), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Exit 183 is an incomplete exit. You can only exit eastbound. The return is westbound. When approaching from the west, continue to the next exit and return east. Marker is in this post office area: Covington VA 24426, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenbrier County / Virginia (a few steps from this marker in West Virginia); West Virginia / Alleghany County, Virginia "Oakhurst" Golf Club (approx. 3½ miles away in West Virginia); Dry Creek Battle (approx. 3½ miles away in West Virginia); The Battle of White Sulphur (approx. 3.6 miles away in West Virginia); White Sulphur (approx. 4.2 miles away in West Virginia); Kate's Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island (approx. 4.4 miles away in West Virginia).
Also see . . . Cornstalk. “Attempting to block a Virginian invasion of the Ohio country, Cornstalk led a force of Shawnee and Mingo warriors at the Battle of Point Pleasant. His attack, although ferociously made, was beaten back by the Virginians. Cornstalk retreated and would reluctantly accept the Ohio River as the boundary of Shawnee lands in the Treaty of Camp Charlotte.
“Cornstalk’s commanding presence often impressed American colonials. A Virginia officer, Col. Benjamin Wilson, wrote of Cornstalk’s speech to Lord Dunmore at Camp Charlotte in 1774: ‘I have heard the first orators in Virginia, Patrick Henry and Richard Henry Lee, but never have I heard one whose powers of delivery surpassed those of Cornstalk on that occasion’.” (Submitted on June 3, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.