West Virginia Marker, Z-131

According to tradition, the first European pioneer to settle in West Virginia was Morgan Morgan, a Welshman who immigrated to Mill Creek and acquired his land in November 1730; however, German immigrants were probably in the Shepherdstown area by 1727. In 1861, many counties in western Virginia opposed secession. As a result of this, several of these western counties formed the new state of West Virginia in 1863.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: Original Marker Replaced under Replacement Marker Program using Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Funds. A Federal program enacted into law in 1998.
Date Approved by DHR: 12/17/09
Year On Marker: 2009
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Buchanan County
Physical Description of Location: Sandy River, WV 24873. Located on Route 83, 3 miles northeast of the junction of Route 83 and State Route 639. Marker is on the right when traveling northeast on Route 83.
GPS Location: 37.331502,-81.891406
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