Bolivar Heights Trail

Bolivar Heights Trail (HM309)

Location: Bolivar, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.424', W 77° 45.675'

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Union and Confederate soldiers transformed these fields into campgrounds full of dingy tents, smoky campfires and boiling kettles during the Civil War. Shouting officers drilled their troops until Bolivar's grass was trampled into precision parade grounds. Cannon shells shrieked during two battles here. Later, somber faces watched comrades' coffins lowered into Bolivar's disturbed soil.

Follow this trail to discover the story of Bolivar Heights and some of the people who walked along this ridge.

"The heights west of Bolivar must be strengthened."
Col Thomas J. Jackson, CSA
Letter to Maj. Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA
May 7, 1861
HM NumberHM309
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261973 N 4356338
Decimal Degrees39.32373333, -77.76125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.424', W 77° 45.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 25.44" N, 77° 45' 40.50" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32-36 Co Rte 27/1, Bolivar WV 25425, US
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