Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fact of the Day: Charles Town

The capital of West Virginia, Charleston is named after Charles Clendenin. His son Savannah was a colonel and along with his Virginia Rangers built the first permanent settlement, Fort Lee. 

15 comments:

  1. A boy named Sue kinda thing? Savannah is usually a stripper name


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  2. I agree with Cloudia. It sounds like a girl's name.

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  3. Another fascinating bit of history!

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  4. I am getting a historic mind, ha ha.

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  5. Interesting. Poor Savannah! Good thing he isn't still around to discover how funny we find his name.

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  6. I used to drive through Charleston all the time on I64 when traveling from KY to Richmond VA.

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  7. Interesting.
    A Colonel named Savannah...?
    Lovely pic.

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  8. Much safer than the Fort Lee in New Jersey, I'll wager.

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  9. Names always seem to come from names

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