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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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