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Near Valley Head in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mingo Flats
 
Mingo Flats Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
1. Mingo Flats Marker
 
Inscription. Named for the Mingo Indians who had a village here. This tribe was a branch of the Iroquois. The Seneca Indian Trail passes this point. On Valley Mountain in 1861, Gen. Robert E. Lee camped while campaigning in this valley.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 38° 29.522′ N, 80° 3.078′ W. Marker is near Valley Head, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.2 miles south of Mingo Flats Road (County Route 51), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Head WV 26294, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee's Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Valley Head (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Elkwater (approx. 9.5 miles away); Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington (approx. 9.5 miles away); Shavers Fork (approx. 12.7 miles away); Cheat Summit Fort (approx. 12.9 miles away); Behind the Parapet (approx. 12.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Valley Head.
 
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
2. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 665 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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