Ritchie County / Wirt County

Ritchie County / Wirt County (HM2EMU)

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N 39° 7.857', W 81° 17.964'

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Ritchie County
Formed in 1843 from Lewis, Harrison and Wood. Named for Thomas Ritchie, Virginia journalist. In 1772, Elias and Jesse Hughes and Colonel William Lowther explored this region to the Ohio. Hughes River was named by them.

Wirt County
Formed, 1848, from Wood and Jackson. Named for William Wirt, who was prominent in the prosecution of Aaron Burr. Development of the Burning Springs oil fields started in 1859, year of the Titusville, Pennsylvania oil boom.
Year Placed1964
Placed ByWest Virginia Historic Commission
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Date Added Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 474122 N 4331351
Decimal Degrees39.13095000, -81.29940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.857', W 81° 17.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 51.42" N, 81° 17' 57.84" W
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