“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Aurora, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Preston County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Preston County, WV (107) Barbour County, WV (42) Grant County, WV (32) Monongalia County, WV (215) Taylor County, WV (50) Tucker County, WV (71) Garrett County, MD (133) Fayette County, PA (212)  PrestonCounty(107) Preston County (107)  BarbourCounty(42) Barbour County (42)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  MonongaliaCounty(215) Monongalia County (215)  TaylorCounty(50) Taylor County (50)  TuckerCounty(71) Tucker County (71)  GarrettCountyMaryland(133) Garrett County (133)  FayetteCountyPennsylvania(212) Fayette County (212)
Kingwood is the county seat for Preston County
Aurora is in Preston County
      Preston County (107)  
      Barbour County (42)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Monongalia County (215)  
      Taylor County (50)  
      Tucker County (71)  
      Garrett County, Maryland (133)  
      Fayette County, Pennsylvania (212)  
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1West Virginia (Preston County), Aurora — Aurora
Rev. John Stough and family settled at Mount Carmel about 1787, and about 1790 Stough started the first gristmill. The first church was the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, organized between 1792 and 1796.Map (db m156431) HM
2West Virginia (Preston County), Aurora — Gantz Sand
The upper Devonian or lower Mississippian strata and the “Gantz” or “Berea Sand” of the driller, is a clean pebbly sandstone. It produces oil and natural gas at depths greater than 1700 feet in north central West Virginia.Map (db m475) HM
3West Virginia (Preston County), Aurora — Old Stone Tavern
Built by Henry Grimes circa 1825. It was opened as a tavern in 1841 and kept by George G. Houser, Hiram Hanshaw and William H. Grimes. This was the first tavern in Union District on the Northwestern Turnpike.Map (db m474) HM
4West Virginia (Preston County), Aurora — Preston County / Maryland
Preston County. Formed from Monongalia in 1818 and named for James Preston, 13th governor of Virginia. Here is model Federal homestead project, sponsored by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President. . . . Map (db m156429) HM
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Nov. 28, 2022