Raleigh County / Summers County

Raleigh County / Summers County (HM2FWS)

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N 37° 40.614', W 81° 0.39'

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Summers County

Formed, 1871, from Monroe,
Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer.
Named for the distinguished
jurist of Kanawha, George W.
Summers. Dr. Thomas Walker
and companions explored the
Greenbrier Valley, 1750, for
the Greenbrier Company.

Raleigh County

Formed, 1850, from Fayette.
Named for Sir Walter Raleigh,
who planted the first English
colony in America. Beckley, the
county seat, was founded by
Alfred Beckley, and named for
his father, John, first clerk of
the House of Representatives.
Year Placed1975
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 499426 N 4169967
Decimal Degrees37.67690000, -81.00650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.614', W 81° 0.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 36.84" N, 81° 0' 23.4" W
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