Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 10.811 W 081° 19.099
17S E 472121 N 4225854
A sign telling us a quick history of the naming of the town.
Waymark Code: WMY2RX
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Settled before the Revolution by Levi Morris, whose father William Morris, made the first permanent settlement in the Great Kanawha Valley. Named Coal Valley in 1879. Renamed when incorporated in 1891 for James C. Montgomery.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Montgomery

Marker Location: Near ramp from Rt 61 to Rt 60.

County or Independent City: Montgomery, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2008

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