Bethany Turnpike Tunnels

Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (HME9P)

Location: Wellsburg, WV 26070 Brooke County
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N 40° 14.44', W 80° 35.866'

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First highway tunnels constructed west of Alleghenies. They were built in 1831 by Richard Waugh at personal expense to ease transportation to his flour mills. The tunnels, a mile apart, were removed by the State in 1957.
HM NumberHME9P
Year Placed1975
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 534213 N 4454547
Decimal Degrees40.24066667, -80.59776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.44', W 80° 35.866'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 26.40" N, 80° 35' 51.96" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2138 Bethany Pike, Wellsburg WV 26070, US
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