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" The Mountain State"- western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian war, 1754-1763.
Founded by Christian Peters who settled two miles east in 1784. Established as town in 1804. Peters served as expert rifleman in Revolutionary War. Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike, notable north-south route, linked town in 1830's.
An alluvial diamond weighing 34.48 carats, largest to date found in North America, was discovered here in April 1928 by William P."Punch" Jones and his father, Grover C. Jones Sr., while pitching horseshoes in the home yard of Mr. and Mrs. Grover …
This defense, erected, 1775, by Captin Michael Woods, was of importance during Lord Dunmoore's War. Troops from here were engaged in the Battle of Point Pleasant next year and later were with George Rogers Clark.