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Greenville in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saltpeter Caves

 
 
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By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
1. saltpeter caves Marker
Inscription. The large rooms of theses caves have high vaults and are easily accessible from the outside and are dry under foot. They were owned by John Maddy in 1804. He sold them to Jacob and John Mann who manufactured saltpeter here for several years. The caves were used for the same purpose during Civil War. Old wooden hoppers still stand and mule tracks can yet be seen on the long walk ways where the wagons used to run.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic commission.
 
Location. 37° 32.743′ N, 80° 40.529′ W. Marker is in Greenville, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Creek Rd (West Virginia Route 122) and Greenville Road on Laurel Creek Rd. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Laurel CreekRd, Greenville WV 24945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cook's Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mann-Miller / Springfield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Home of Isaac Estill / Block House on Indian Creek (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grave of Elizabeth Graham Stodghill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Red Sulphur
saltpeter caves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
2. saltpeter caves Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Salt Sulphur (approx. 6 miles away); Dr. Henry Lake Dickason (approx. 6.4 miles away); Civil War Camp (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016.
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