Lorentz (HM9A4)

Location: Buckhannon, WV 26201 Upshur County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.762', W 80° 18.384'

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Town named for Jacob Lorentz (1776-1866), who settled here in 1800. Near here in 1795 eighteen members of the Schoolcraft and Bozarth families were killed or taken prisoner ruding Native American raid. Here were located the first store, first tannery, first blacksmith shop, and first brick house in the county. The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike was contructed through town in 1843-44.
HM NumberHM9A4
Year Placed2002
Placed ByWest Virginia Celebration 2000 and West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560049 N 4318414
Decimal Degrees39.01270000, -80.30640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.762', W 80° 18.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 45.72" N, 80° 18' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 806-5700 US-48, Buckhannon WV 26201, US
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