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Mechanicsburg in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mechanicsburg Gap / Col. Claudius Crozet

 
 
Mechanicsburg Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Mechanicsburg Gap Marker
Inscription.
Mechanicsburg Gap

Scenic canyon cut through Mill Creek Mountain by Mill creek. Here an old Indian trail was the pathway from the Valley of Virginia to the Alleghenies, then the Northwestern Turnpike, now the George Washington Highway

Col. Claudius Crozet

Col. Crozet, born in France, 1790; came to America, 1816. He taught mathematics at West Point six years. named chief engineer of Virginia (1824); surveyed Northwestern Turnpike, 1825. died, 1864; buried in Shockee Hills, Richmond.
 
Erected 1983 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 19.911′ N, 78° 48.285′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsburg, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on U.S. 50. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington WV 26710, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Control of the Mechanicsburg Gap (approx. 0.8 miles away); Abandonment of Fort Mill Ridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Civil War in the South Branch Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Construction of Fort Mill Ridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Mill Ridge
Col. Claudius Crozet Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Col. Claudius Crozet Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); The Central Redoubt (approx. 0.8 miles away); Interior of the Central Redoubt (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Ditch as a Second Line of Defense (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
 
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Mechanicsburg Gap/Col. Claudius Crozet Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
3. Mechanicsburg Gap/Col. Claudius Crozet Marker
Road Leading East into the Gap Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
4. Road Leading East into the Gap
Mechanicsburg Gap Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
5. Mechanicsburg Gap
Seen from nearby Fort Mill Park, looking west.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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