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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ohio County / State of Ohio

 
 
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 Ohio. Named for the river, called by the Iroquois the “Beautiful River.” Visited by La Salle in 1669–1670. Once part of the Northwest Territory. Settled at Marietta, 1788. Admitted to the Union, 1803. Home of eight United States Presidents.
 
Location. 40° 4.353′ N, 80° 44.238′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Zane Street (U.S. 40) near Bridge Park, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Carlile (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Historic Road in Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away in Ohio); Historic Bridgeport (approx. 0.2 miles away in Ohio); Charles Ellet, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Augustus Pollack (approx. 0.6 miles away);
State of Ohio Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
2. State of Ohio Face of Marker
Marsh Wheeling Stogies (approx. 0.6 miles away); List House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wheeling (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
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View Towards Ohio and of the Iron Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
3. View Towards Ohio and of the Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge to Ohio is no longer used and the decking has been removed.
View Towards Wheeling Island, West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
4. View Towards Wheeling Island, 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 913 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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