Home of the Jones Diamond - Peterstown, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
N 37° 23.810 W 080° 47.839
17S E 517939 N 4138915
Quick Description: Located on Route 219 at Sycamore St in Peterstown, WV.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 6:17:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM4AQN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 76

Long Description:
Title: Home of the Jones Diamond

County: Monroe

Inscription: An alluvial diamond weighing 34.48 carats, largest to date found in America, was discovered here in April 1928, by William P. "Punch" Jones and his father, Grover C. Jones, Sr., while pitching horseshoes in the home yard of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones. "Punch" was later killed in combat during World War II. Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones still retain ownership of the diamond.

Location: Peterstown, US 219, Sycamore & Market streets
Marker Title: Home of the Jones Diamond

Marker Location: Peterstown, US 219, Sycamore & Market streets

County or Independent City: Monrow County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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