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Prior to the Civil War, a Lutheran log church built on the North Fork housed a growing congregation. The uilding, renamed Camp Luther, was used by soldiers from both sides during the war. On March 1. 1862 a Union force under Col. George Lat…
The nearby highway is part of route traversing W. Va. from Lewisburg to Point Pleasant memorialized by the state to commemorate the march of the American Colonial army of 1,200 men led by Andrew & Charles Lewis. After a month's march this ar…
Pocahontas County. Formed from Bath, Pendleton and Randolph in 1821. Named for Pocahontas, Indian princess, friend of the Jamestown settlers. Site of Droop Mountain battle, November 6, 1863 The famous Cranberry Glades are in this county. P…
Here mountain waters divide into many rivers. Greenbrier, Gauley and Elk start south and west to the Kanawha; the Jackson east to the James; north goes the South Branch to the Potomac, and the Cheat and Tygard to the Monongahela.
Nearby is grave of John Dolly (Dahle, 1749-1847), a Hessian mercenary in the Revolutionary War and an early settler in Germany Valley. Naming of Dolly Sods attributed to his surname and large tracks of grass sod lands found here.
"The Wilfong Church." Four acres of land for church and cemetery were purchased for one shilling on October 1, 1794 from German immigrant couple, Michael and Sophia Wilfong. Historically and locally known as "The Wilfong Churc…
61 rods west stood original round log church upon 3½ acre plot, deeded Dec.18, 1769, by John Michael Propst and his wife, Catherine, "for the congregation of the South Fork of the Potowmack for five shillings current money of Virgi…
The stone cemetery takes its name from Daniel Stone, an early owner,while the oldest tombstone carries the date 1793. The principal use began in the 1860s at the time of the civil war and the creation of the State of West Virginia by president Ab…
This monument is erected by the Society of the Sons of the Revolution of West Virginia to mark Prickett's Fort Built in 1774 on the land of Jacob Prickett
(side 1) Battle of Fayetteville (1862) On September 10, 1862, soldiers under the command of Confederate Gen. W.W. Loring attacked Union forces in Fayetteville under Col. Edward Siber, driving them out of the town towards Charleston, where figh…
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