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Near Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Laurel Hill

 
 
Laurel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Laurel Hill Marker
Inscription. Battle of Laurel Hill, July 8, 1861, between Confederates and McClellan's army, followed by actions at Rich Mountain and Corrick's Ford, gave Federals control of State and established communication lines to the West. Fine view from peak.
 
Location. 39° 0.515′ N, 79° 54.473′ W. Marker is near Belington, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Laurel Mountain Road (County Route 15), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the entrance to Mill Creek Reservoir and Camp Laurel Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Belington WV 26250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Camp Laurel Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Laurel Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Laurel Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forced Flight (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Laurel Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cannons (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belington.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Laurel Hill. Web site with details of the battle. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Laurel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Laurel Hill Marker
Laurel Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Laurel Hill
Looking from the Confederate position toward Laurel Mountain. The pass used by the old turnpike is in the distant center of this view.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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