Rich Mountain BattlefieldThis turnpike connected the upper Shenandoah Valley with the Ohio River by 1847. Designed by master engineer Claudius Crozet, it was a major rock-paved roadway with toll stations. The road you are traveling follows the original turnpike route. Both armies struggled for control of this road in 1861. The Union victory at Rich Mountain secured much of Western Virginia and sustained a growing statehood movement. A 35th star was added to the flag in 1863 for West Virginia.
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 590611 N 4302885|
|Decimal Degrees||38.87015000, -79.95550000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.209', W 79° 57.33'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 12.54" N, 79° 57' 19.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5547-5551 County Rte 37/8, Coalton WV 26257, US|
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