Near Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
William Sites fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, was captured in 1862 and died here shortly after his release. Following his death various descendants lived in the house until 1947, remodeling the interior several times. After that time it was used as a hay barn until purchased by the Forest Service in 1969.
The reconstruction, started in 1989 replicated much of the original architectural detail and stabilized the structure. Work was completed in May 1990.
Location. 38° 50.158′ N, 79° 22.387′ W. Marker is near Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28/55, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, near the picnic area entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Rocks WV 26884, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Melting Pot House (within shouting distance 10th Mountain Division (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); More Than One Way Up (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seneca Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Rocks (approx. 4.4 miles away); Champe Rocks (approx. 5.3 miles away); Smoke Hole (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Upper Tract (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seneca Rocks.
More about this marker. On the left is a drawing of the cabin showing the log architecture. On the right is a diagram showing the garden and other outbuildings.
Also see . . . Sites Homestead. US Forest Service page about the homestead site. (Submitted on October 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.