Old Town

Old Town (HMQKM)

Location: New Cumberland, WV 26047 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 30.113', W 80° 36.693'

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In 1839 John Cuppy laid out 42 lots on his farm between Ohio River and hill; added 50 lots in 1850. Named Vernon but called Cuppy Town. In 1840 John Chapman built the first house. Industry based on rich clay deposits, brick plants and river transportation saw population of 400 in 1850 expand to 1200 in 1870. Residential and commercial growth, incl. shops, stores, hotel, and churches, led to its claim as first and present county seat.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByNew Cumberland Woman's Club, and West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 532913 N 4483536
Decimal Degrees40.50188333, -80.61155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.113', W 80° 36.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 6.78" N, 80° 36' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 N Chester St, New Cumberland WV 26047, US
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