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Rimel in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rider Gap

 
 
Rider Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Rider Gap Marker
Inscription. In this mountain gap, through which came early pioneers, Gen. W.W. Loring camped, 1861, with 10,000 Confederates. In July, Gen. Robert E. Lee succeeded him. North and south is the mountain road which offers a remarkable sky line drive.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 7.408′ N, 79° 56.654′ W. Marker is in Rimel, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 39 and Mountain Road (Scenic County Road 55), on the right when traveling east on State Highway 39. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Sulphur Springs WV 24986, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia / Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Grove (approx. 3.4 miles away in Virginia); Camp Northwest (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 5.3 miles away); Huntersville (approx. 6 miles away); Huntersville Jail / Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Dinwiddie (approx. 6.2 miles away in Virginia); Bacova (approx. 7.3 miles away in Virginia).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Rider Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Rider Gap Marker
Looking West through Rider Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Looking West through Rider Gap
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 545 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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