Johnsontown Historical

Johnsontown Historical (HM1U1X)

Location: Kearneysville, WV 25430 Jefferson County
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N 39° 20.43', W 77° 53.444'

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Founded by free African Americans, George W. & Betty Johnson, in 1848 on 12 acres, it was the first free black community in the state. Johnsons and other families built number of homes and a log, one ~ room graded school, which also served as a meeting place and housed religious activities until Zion Baptist was erected in 1898. Many burials in the adjacent cemetery represents former families
HM NumberHM1U1X
Year Placed2000
Placed ByWest Virginia Division of Culture and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 250869 N 4358549
Decimal Degrees39.34050000, -77.89073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 20.43', W 77° 53.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 20' 25.8" N, 77° 53' 26.64" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-284 Johnsontown Rd, Kearneysville WV 25430, US
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