Raleigh County / Wyoming County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 35.790 W 081° 19.314
17S E 471583 N 4161096
A two sided sign telling us where the two counties were formed from.
Waymark Code: WMWMFZ
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/18/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Raleigh 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.

Wyoming County

Formed in 1850 from Logan. Named for the Wyoming tribe of Indians. First settler was John Cooke; first permanent settlement, Oceana. County has vast areas of smokeless coal. Among its natural features is Castle Rock.
Marker Number: none on marker

Marker Title: Raleigh County / Wyoming County

Marker Location: South of RT 16

County or Independent City: Amigo, WV

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historical Commission, 1964

Web Site: Not listed

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