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A great source of pride in West Virginia's fascinating state and local history, the Mountain State's historical highway markers have attracted the interest and attention of young and old for some 65 years. Since April 1937, when the first sign was placed at a former capitol building site in the state capital, nearly 1,000 West Virginia historical highway markers have been erected to commemorate prehistoric, historic, scenic, and geological sites. From the state's two panhandles to its southernmost regions, historical highway markers grace the roadsides in each of West Virginia's 55 counties. Formed from Harrison, Lewis and Randolph in 1843. It is named for Philip Pendleton Barbour, distinguished Virginia jurist. The scene of opening hostilities on land between the armies of the North and South in 1861.


A great source of pride in West Virginia's fascinating state and local history, the Mountain State's historical highway markers have attracted the interest and attention of young and old for some 65 years. Since April 1937, when the first sign was placed at a former capitol building site in the state capital, nearly 1,000 West Virginia historical highway markers have been erected to commemorate prehistoric, historic, scenic, and geological sites. From the state's two panhandles to its southernmost regions, historical highway markers grace the roadsides in each of West Virginia's 55 counties.

Formed from Harrison, Lewis and Randolph in 1843. It is named for Philip Pendleton Barbour, distinguished Virginia jurist. The scene of opening hostilities on land between the armies of the North and South in 1861.

Accessed March 11th 2020. http://www.wvculture.org/history/markers/markers.html.