Near Huttonsville in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington
Trenches made by Federal troops under Gen. Reynolds, 1861. Nearby were the two Haddan Indian forts, scene of the Stewart and Kinnan massacres. Important features of 4-H Club work among rural youth started here in 1915.
Col. J. A. Washington
Here, Sept. 13, 1861, Col. John Augustine Washington, aide-de-camp to Gen. Robert E. Lee, C. S. A., was killed. He was the last of resident owners of Mt. Vernon, which he had sold in 1859 to become a national shrine.
Erected 1972 by West Virginia Department Archives and History.
Location. 38° 37.724′ N, 80° 1.631′ W. Marker is near Huttonsville, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.4 miles south of Kumbrabow Forest Road (County Route 219/16), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huttonsville WV 26273, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Elkwater (a few steps from this marker); The Conley Graves (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Brick Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Valley Head Big Lime (approx. 6.1 miles away); Army Headquarters 1861 / Huttonsville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Huttonsville (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Huttonsville (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huttonsville.
Also see . . . Forgotten Fortification Saved at Elkwater. Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation (Submitted on August 17, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.