Grant County / Mineral County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 19.076 W 079° 11.250
17S E 656247 N 4353624
A sign telling us from where the two counties were formed.
Waymark Code: WMQQY8
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/21/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
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Grant County

Formed in 1866 from Hardy. Named for General Grant, later President. At the northwestern corner is the Fairfax Stone, which established the limits of the lands of Lord Fairfax. The county has many mountain peaks and beautiful scenery.

Mineral County

Formed from Hampshire in 1866. Named for it great mineral deposits. In Mineral County is Fort Ashby, the only standing unit in the chain of frontier forts which were built in 1755 under Washington's orders.
Marker Number: none on the sign

Marker Title: Grant County / Mineral County

Marker Location: Nothe of RT 50

County or Independent City: Mt. Storm

Marker Program Sponsor: None on sign

Web Site: Not listed

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