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"Kanawha County--Authorized, 1788 and organized, 1789, from Montgomery and Greenbrier.  Named for Kanawha River bearing name of Indian tribe.  Salt making brought early settlers into this valley and from it grew vast modern chemical plants."
"Clay County--formed in 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas.  Named for the great Kentuckian, Henry Clay, who was so popular in western Virginia that in 1820 a monument was erected to him for his part in bringing the National Road to Wheeling.  A man on left is George Eddy."
"Formed in 1824 from Cabell, Kanawha, Giles and Tazewell.  Named for Logan, the famous chief of the Mingo Indians, whose "Lament" is most noted example of Indian eloquence.  Logan County ranks second in State coal production."
"During the Indian raids in 1779 upon the settlements on Dunkard Creek, savages attacked the cabin of John Bozarth.  Armed only with an axe, in a brief hand-to-hand flight, Mrs. Bozarth killed three of the red men."
"Beauty spot six miles north on the boundary of Taylor and Marion counties where Tygarts Valley River dashes through a mile-long gorge in series of lovely falls and rapids.  Included in 1000-acre grant to Thomas Parkeson in 1773."
"Formed from Bath. Pendleton, and Randolph in 1821.  It bears name of Pocahontas, Indian princess, the friend of the Jamestown settlers.  Site of Droop Mountain Battle, Nov. 6, 1863.  The famous Cranberry Glades are here."
"Site of early settlement and fort of Thomas Drinnon.  Scene of attacks by Indians in 1774 and 1778.  To the east, on the land of Jacob Warwick, stood Fort Clover Lick, garrisoned during the Revolutionary War by Augusta County militia."
"Formed in 1778 from Botetourt and Mongomery.  named for the river which drains it.  This county had many pioneer forts and saw many bloody Indian battles.  World-famed mineral springs at White Sulphur and elsewhere in Greenbrier Valley."
"This marks the site of the home of Richard Tennant, pioneer settler and Revolutionary War soldier, and Elizabeth Haught, his wife, and their children reared in this section."
"Settled about 1753 by Robert Files and David Tygart. Files' family was massacred near by.  Site of Westfall's Fort, 1774.  In  Mt. Iser Cemetery are the Union trenches and graves of Confederate soldiers killed in Battle of Rich Mountain."
"Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta.  All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it.  Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks."
"Early Oil Wells--To the south, birthplace of West Virginia's oil industry.  On Hughes River oil was found in gravel beds in 1810.  As "bank oil," a medicine,  Bushrod Creel sold 100 barrels of it per year in 1836.  Volcano was one of first boom oil towns."