George W. Summers
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N 38° 21.652 W 081° 39.404
17S E 442623 N 4246059
Summers County WV was named in honor of George W. Summers
Waymark Code: WM144AZ
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/11/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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George W. Summers

Born in Fairfax County in 1804, he came to Kanawha Valley as a child. Secured reforms benefitting western Virginia at 1850~51 Constitutional Convention. Served at 1861 Peace Conference that tried to avoid war and voted against secession at the Richmond Convention. Retiring to private life, he died September 19, 1868, at Glenwood. Summers County was named in his honor in 1871.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: George W. Summers

Marker Location: South of Kanawha Blvd.

County or Independent City: Charleston, WV

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Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2016

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