Fayette County/Raleigh County
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member uccacher
N 37° 52.972 W 081° 11.277
17S E 483472 N 4192835
Quick Description: Located on West Virginia Route 16 at the Fayette/Raleigh County line this marker has different text on each side.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2011 11:42:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMCCKT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 6

Long Description:
Fayette County
Formed, 1850, from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who planted the first English colony in America. Beckley, the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley, and named for his father, John, first clerk of the House of Representatives.

Raleigh County
Formed in 1831 from Nicholas, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan. Named for General Lafayette. On New River, 1671, Batts and Fallam officially claimed Mississippi Valley for Great Britain in opposition to the claim of France.
Marker Title: Raleigh County/Fayette County

Marker Location: West Virginia Route 16

County or Independent City: Border of Raleigh and Fayette Counties

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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