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Hancock County Historical Marker


Location of sign - Located on old Highway 2 in downtown Weirton, West Virginia


Photo taken -  September 2007


Hancock County Historical Marker, West Virginia

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:

Hancock County


Formed in 1848 from Brooke Co.  Named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Iron furnaces

established this county as early as 1794 made the cannon balls that Commodore Perry used in Battle of Lake Erie.


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