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Near Valley Grove in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania

 
 
Ohio County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
1. Ohio County Face of Marker
Inscription. Ohio County. Formed in 1776 from West Augusta. Named for the river which bears an Indian name meaning “Beautiful River.” Scene of last battle of the Revolution, 1782. Visited by La Salle, Celoron, Gist, Washington, and later explorers.

State of Pennsylvania. Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1881 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 13 original colonies.
 
Location. 40° 6.2′ N, 80° 31.133′ W. Marker is near Valley Grove, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) near the state line, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Grove WV 26060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 1.2 miles away); Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 1.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Ray’s Arithmetic (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rice’s Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Roney’s Point (approx. 4.7 miles away); Claysville
State of Pennsylvania Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
2. State of Pennsylvania Face of Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Claysville Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); West Liberty (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Grove.
 
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View Towards Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
3. View Towards Pennsylvania
View Towards Ohio County, West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
4. View Towards Ohio County, West Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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