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Near Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethany Turnpike Tunnels

 
 
Bethany Turnpike Tunnels Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. Bethany Turnpike Tunnels Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 14.44′ N, 80° 35.866′ W. Marker is near Wellsburg, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on Bethany Pike (West Virginia Route 67) 0.1 miles north of McCord Hill Road (County Route 67/2), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wellsburg WV 26070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waugh Flour Mills (here, next to this marker); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wellsburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); 1788 Wells Log House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wellsburg Wharf (approx. 2.1 miles away); Miller's Tavern (approx. 2.1 miles away); Patrick Gass (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Connection (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wellsburg.
 
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Bethany Turnpike Tunnels Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. Bethany Turnpike Tunnels Marker
Looking north along Bethany Pike.
Bethany Turnpike Tunnels image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
3. Bethany Turnpike Tunnels
Former location of north tunnel
Looking North Marker is in the background
Bethany Turnpike Tunnels image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
4. Bethany Turnpike Tunnels
Former location of south tunnel
Looking North
Bridge Over Buffalo Creek image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
5. Bridge Over Buffalo Creek
Looking south along Bethany Pike, with McCord Hill Road on right. Marker is about 0.1 miles north of this intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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