Formed in 1822 from Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe, and named for the Alleghany Mountains. At Fort Mann in this county a battle took place between settlers and Indians led by Cornstalk, 1763. (Reverse) West Virginia Z-194 West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant in 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in 1863.
Geographic Location: Alleghany County
Physical Description of Location: Covington, VA 24426. Located on Kanawha Trail Road (Rt. 311), 1 mile north of the intersection of Kanawha Trail Road (Rt. 311) and Sweet Spring Valley. Marker is on the left when traveling north on Kanawha Trail Road (Rt. 311).
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