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Joseph Swope Historical Marker
 
 Born in 1707 in Germany, Swope came to America ca. 1720. Reputedly first to settle in Monroe County, ca. 1752, when part of Augusta Co. Son Michael, born 29 Sept. 1753, recorded as first white child born in Monroe. Nearby is grave of son Joseph, seized in 1756 Shawnee raid and held captive for nine years. Swope served in Colonial Wars and his sons, Joseph, John and Michael served in the American Revolution. [Tourism - > Historical Marker- > History- > History - Frontier]
 
 
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WV 3- Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek, WV 24983
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