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Near Wardensville in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lost and Found

 
 
Lost and Found Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
1. Lost and Found Marker
Inscription. Here the Lost River disappears under Sandy Ridge. Two miles away on the other side of the mountain the stream is “found” again as the headwaters of the Cacapon River. This stream has the Indian name for “Medicine Waters.”
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 3.943′ N, 78° 39.291′ W. Marker is near Wardensville, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on Old West Virginia Route 55 just east of Pinnacle Drive. Click for map. It is at the bridge over the Lost River Sink. Marker is in this post office area: Wardensville WV 26851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wardensville (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Wardensville (approx. 3.5 miles away); Population Center (approx. 3.5 miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 3.9 miles away); West Virginia / Virginia (approx.
Lost and Found Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Lost and Found Marker
7.7 miles away); Capon Springs (approx. 9.1 miles away); Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge (approx. 9.1 miles away); Frémont's Camp (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wardensville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for the Cacapon River. “The Cacapon River emerges from underground in a gap in Sandy Ridge (1683 feet/513 m) west of Wardensville. It is actually the reemergence of the Lost River, which sinks into an underground channel east of McCauley near the entrance to Camp Pinnacle. From its emergence, the Cacapon River creates a horseshoe bend shaped gap through Sandy Ridge and flows east paralleling West Virginia Old Route 55 then northeast paralleling West Virginia Route 259.” (Submitted on June 16, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
The Sinks of the Lost River image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
3. The Sinks of the Lost River
View from the nearby Route 55 highway bridge over the Lost River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 29 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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