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Old 06-21-2010, 03:15 PM   #1239
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Monongalia Co / Preston Co Line - CR 73

Another marker that "was lost, but now I'm found!" It may not have even been missing, but rather overlooked. It's on a deserted section of the old 2-lane that parallels I-68 on the north side for about 2 miles. From the top of the mountain at Exit 15 (I-68), turn north about 100 yards and you must turn left (west) or right (east - into the truck weigh station). Turn west (towards Morgantown & Cheat Lake) and the marker is about 1/4 mile on your right.

For more information on Monongalia Co: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mononga..._West_Virginia

For more on Preston Co: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston..._West_Virginia

You must visit Preston County in the fall for the Buckwheat Festival: http://www.buckwheatfest.com/ Mmmmmmm....





Historical Marker located on CR 73, 1/4 mile west of I-68 Exit 15 (Cooper's Rock Exit). Road parallels I-68 along the north side.






View westbound on CR 73 towards Morgantown & Cheat Lake. However, the road dead-ends about 2 miles ahead just before a runaway truck off-ramp. I-68 is visible through the tree line to the left.





Same Marker - Side #2. The model homestead project mentioned is Arthurdale (See Post #358 by your's truly). Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthurdale,_West_Virginia




View eastbound on CR 73 approaching the Cooper's Rock Exit (Exit 15 on I-68).



This plain cement post marks the county line. No inscriptions or markings at all.
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