Fayette County / Raleigh County
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N 37° 51.297 W 081° 04.242
17S E 493780 N 4189723
A two sided sign telling us where the counties where formed from.
Waymark Code: WMY9DN
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 05/14/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Fayette 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.

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.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Fayette County / Raliegh County

Marker Location: Rt 41

County or Independent City: Fayette County / Raleigh County line

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission, 1964

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