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Cross Lanes in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kanawha County / Putnam County

 
 
Kanawha County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
1. Kanawha County Face of Marker
Inscription.
Kanawha County. Authorized, 1888; organized 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.

Putnam County. Formed in 1848 from Cabell, Mason, and Kanawha. Named for Gen. Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero. The county is cut by trails made by American bison to the Ohio River. Its oldest town, Buffalo, is named for them.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 26.107′ N, 81° 48.81′ W. Marker is in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Cross Lanes Drive (West Virginia Route 62) just north of Melton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nitro WV 25143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Scary (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Scary (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Tackett
Putnam County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
2. Putnam County Face of Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
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Kanawha County / Putnam County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
3. Kanawha County / Putnam County Marker
Kanawha County / Putnam County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
4. Kanawha County / Putnam County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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