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Chester in Hancock County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rock Spring Park

 
 
Rock Spring Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
1. Rock Spring Park Marker
Inscription. Named for natural springs reputedly used by George Washington. Donated in 1857 for picnics and prize fights. Developed in 1897 as amusement park served by streetcar and boat attracting 15-20 thousand daily. Included dance pavilions, shooting gallerys, bowling, theatre and music hall, boating and bathing, and Scenic Railway. Automobile and changing social customs led to disuse and sale by 1970s.
 
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 40° 36.893′ N, 80° 33.573′ W. Marker is in Chester, West Virginia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Carolina Avenue (West Virginia Route 2) and Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north on Carolina Avenue. Click for map. Located in field of US 30 offramp. Marker is in this post office area: Chester WV 26034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pottery Capital of America (approx. 0.8 miles away in Ohio); Ohio's Gateway (approx. 0.8 miles away in Ohio); Potters National Bank Building (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio); Central School (approx. one mile away
Rock Spring Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
2. Rock Spring Park Marker
in Ohio); The Lincoln Highway (approx. one mile away in Ohio); Bradshaw's Hall (approx. one mile away in Ohio); Carnegie Public Library (approx. one mile away in Ohio); Locke's Building (approx. one mile away in Ohio).
 
Also see . . .  Rock Springs Park. Mike's Historic Amusement Parks. The mission of Mike's Historic Amusement Parks is to offer guests a chance to relive some memories through historical narration on the topic of Amusement Park History. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
World's Largets Teapot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
3. World's Largets Teapot
Located near Rock Spring Park marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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