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Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain

 
 
Crozet - Chenoweth Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Crozet - Chenoweth Side
Inscription.
Crozet - Chenoweth

Memorial road to Col. Claudius Crozet, leader in building the Northwestern and the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpikes. Here was the home of Lemuel Chenoweth, who designed and built many wooden bridges in W. Va. which became famous.

Rich Mountain

At Rich Mountain, 5 miles west, July 11, 1861, Federal forces defeated Confederate troops whose trenches may still be seen. Military reputations of Gen. Geo. B. McClellan and of Gen. W.S. Rosecrans were established by this victory.
 
Location. 38° 50.507′ N, 79° 52.49′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 55) and Bridge Street (County Road 37-8), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Arnold House (a few steps from this marker); Adam Crawford House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lemuel Chenoweth House (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Buckey House (within shouting distance of
Rich Mountain Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Rich Mountain Side
this marker); Beverly Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowan House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randolph Co Jail - 1813 (about 300 feet away); Beverly (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Beverly.
 
Also see . . .  Rich Mountain Battlefield. Overview of the battle. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain Marker
Old Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpikes image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
4. Old Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpikes
The road passes beside the Chenoweth House, across Tygart Valley River and then up the slopes of Rich Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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