From WV State History Guide website: http://www.shgresources.com/wv/counties/hancock/ The act creating the county left the location of the county seat to the electorate, which selected New Cumberland over New Manchester by a narrow margin of 13 votes. The county court had been meeting in New Manchester and the judges initially refused to move the court to New Cumberland. A second election was held in 1850, with New Cumberland winning once again, this time by 46 votes. The county court was then moved to New Cumberland, but a third election in 1852 resulted in New Manchester receiving one more vote than New Cumberland. The county seat then returned to New Manchester until later returning to New Cumberland. Historical Marker located in Overlook Park along the Ohio River in New Cumberland. Same Marker - Side #2 This marker is in the middle of the group of 7 - the first one past the 2 utility poles.