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West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — 1841 County Jail
The contract for this building was signed in 1841, but it was not completed until 1845. The accommodations for the jailer's family were in the front portion of the building with a hallway separating them from the cells. In the the rear of the . . . — Map (db m24769) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Adam Crawford House
Built around 1792, this is one of the oldest standing houses in Beverly. It was altered to its present form circa 1835 and purchased by Adam Crawford in 1846. Union officers occupied the house after the Battle of Rich Mountain. According to . . . — Map (db m24682) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Battle of Rich MountainRich Mountain Battlefield
The battle was fought in this pass along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Union forces led by General William S. Rosecrans stormed down the hill behind you. Confederates on guard here took cover behind log breastworks, farm buildings and large . . . — Map (db m23539) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — BeverlyCrossroads of Conflict — The First Campaign
Situated at a crossroads on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, Beverly was a strategic location and proved to be a focal point during the Civil War. There were no large plantations here and political opinions were split, yet the majority of . . . — Map (db m24559) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — BeverlyOriginal County Seat
Nearly two decades after the ill-fated attempt of the Foyles (Files) and Taggert (Tygart) families to pioneer the area in 1754, the Tygarts Valley was finally settled by a group of families in 1772. One of this group, Jacob Westfall Sr., built a . . . — Map (db m24561) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly
Settled about 1753 by Robert Files and David Tygart. Files' family was massacred near by. Site of Westfall's Fort, 1774. In Mt. Iser Cemetery are the Union trenches and graves of Confederate soldiers killed in Battle of Rich Mountain. — Map (db m24579) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly Bank
The Beverly Bank was founded in 1900 by Dr. Humboldt Yokum who served as the Bank president. Yokum was a prominent doctor and community leader. S.L. Baker was a director, and served two terms in the State Senate. Both men served as mediators to help . . . — Map (db m24622) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — RH2 — Beverly Covered Bridge
Site of old covered bridge on Staunton & Parkersburg Turnpike built in 1847 by Lemuel Chenoweth (1811-87). Burned during Civil War, he rebuilt it in 1873. Dismantled by state in 1951. Chenoweth's home, built in 1847, is southeast of old bridge site. — Map (db m23349) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly Methodist Church
The Methodist Church had its roots in Beverly from the time of its settlement. Services were first held in the private homes and lawns of congregation members. The first "church" was the log home of Dr. Benjamin Dolbeare, the first physician in . . . — Map (db m24753) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Beverly Public Square
This lot, originally part of the James Westfall plantation, was used as a public playground prior to the chartering of Beverly in 1790. In 1813, country plans were to use this lot as the site for the new jail. Adam Myers, owner of the Valley House . . . — Map (db m24584) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Birkett-Cresap
In the 1830s Isaac Baker, Sr. bought a two-story log house on this site from the heirs of Daniel Capito. The Bakers lived here and operated a hotel called the Rising Sun. In 1843, Baker lost the property because of debts, and the house and lot were . . . — Map (db m24788) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Blackman-Bosworth Store
The Blackman-Bosworth Store building was built 1827-28 by David Blackman on lot #14. It originally stood next to the James Westfall log house that had been used as an early courthouse. Slaves built the store building, supervised by bricklayer J.W. . . . — Map (db m24548) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Blackman-Strader
Judson Blackman, son of businessman David Blackman who owned the store across the street, started construction on this brick home in 1861, but it was not completed until after the Civil War. The brick for the house was made on family-owned property . . . — Map (db m24547) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Bushrod Crawford Building
This house, located on a part of original town lot #4, was built about 1850. It was the home of Bushrod Crawford who also operated a store in the building with his brother Absalom. Brushrod Crawford ran against John Hughes in February of 1861 for . . . — Map (db m24673) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain
Crozet - Chenoweth Memorial road to Col. Claudius Crozet, leader in building the Northwestern and the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpikes. Here was the home of Lemuel Chenoweth, who designed and built many wooden bridges in W. Va. which became . . . — Map (db m23345) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — David Goff House
Edward Hart, son of John Hart who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, purchased the house standing here in 1795. Col. David Goff, a prominent Beverly lawyer, purchased it in 1830, and added the larger front portion of the house, . . . — Map (db m24518) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Edward Hart House
This house contains the foundation, chimney, and logs from an earlier log cabin built on this site by Beverly pioneer Edward Hart. A son of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of the Independence from New Jersey, Edward relocated here in 1788 . . . — Map (db m24790) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — General William S. RosecransRich Mountain Battlefield
General Rosecrans led a brigade of nearly 2,000 Union soldiers through dense wilderness to the summit of Rich Mountain. His guide was young David Hart, son of a family living here at the pass. Leaving camp on Roaring Creek before dawn, Rosecrans' . . . — Map (db m23576) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Gum Hart / Collett House
This may be the oldest existing structure in Beverly. Local tradition says James Westfall built the first floor of the north section of this home as a log fort in 1772-74. Deed records are confused, but the log section of the house certainly . . . — Map (db m24734) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Hill Building
This circuit clerk's office was in a wing added to the east side of the Courthouse in 1838. In 1907, Aries Hill built this store between Courthouse and the Bushrod Crawford House where the circuit clerk's office had been. The door on the left leads . . . — Map (db m24672) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Humboldt Yokum House
This house was built in 1890 by Dr. Humboldt Yokum. The son of Dr. George Yokum, he grew up in the house next door. Humboldt acted as peace emissary during the controversy over moving the county seat. He rode into Elkins to head off the faction of . . . — Map (db m24789) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Isaac Baker House
John Earle owned the original log home situated on this property. He operated a mill on Files Creek, possibly built by Jacob Westfall near the original Westfall fort. In 1879, Earle sold this property, as well as the larger adjoining property with . . . — Map (db m24787) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Jonathan Arnold House
Laura Jackson Arnold, sister of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, lived here at the time of the Civil War with her husband Jonathan and three children, Thomas, Anna, and Stark. Jonathan, a wealthy landowner, purchased this ca 1820 brick house in 1845. . . . — Map (db m23359) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Lemuel Chenoweth
Local carpenter, legislator, office-holder, self-educated architect and the state's most famous builder and designer of covered bridges, Lemuel Chenoweth lived in Randolph County his entire life, 1811-1887. Bridges at Barrackville and Philippi are . . . — Map (db m23342) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Lemuel Chenoweth House
This last home of Lemuel Chenowith (1811-1887) was built in 1856. The unique construction features in the hosue demonstrate his skills as an architect, carpenter, and bridgebuilder. Lemuel and his brother Eli built a number of covered bridges on . . . — Map (db m24481) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Occupied BeverlyCaught in the Midst of Conflict
Life in Beverly changed following the Union victory at Rich Mountain on July 11, 1861. Many of the community’s outspoken Southern sympathizers fled south. Some of those who remained resented the hardship that came with Union occupation, although . . . — Map (db m58693) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Peter Buckey House
This building was reputedly built by a Mr. Phillips, and was purchased in 1791 by Peter Buckey. He operated a hotel and a tavern here before moving up the street to open the Buckey House hotel. Peter also ran a tannery on the land just north of the . . . — Map (db m24696) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Presbyterian Church
The Beverly Presbyterian Church came into existence as part of the United Congregations of Tygat Valley in 1788 and was formally organized on March 1, 1820 under Reverend Aretas Loomis. Services were held in the 1808 courthouse until the first . . . — Map (db m24735) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Randolph Co Jail - 1813
The first county jail was a log structure on the west side of Jacob (now Main) Street. It was completed by Edward Hart in April 1790. The second jail was this 1813 brick building, across from the log one, on the lot purchased by the county . . . — Map (db m24571) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Randolph Co. Courthouse
In June 1808, a committee was appointed to contract the building of a brick courthouse to replace the original log structure on Court Street. This building cost approximately $1200, including $35 for hinges and other ironwork paid to Solomon . . . — Map (db m24643) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Randolph County JailConfining the "Bogus State Sheriff" — Jones-Imboden Raid
(Preface):On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, . . . — Map (db m58694) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Rich MountainRich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site
On July 11, 1861, a Federal flank attack surprised Confederates guarding this pass The battle of Rich Mountain took place here where the Staunton-Parkersburg turnpike crossed the crest of the mountain. About 2:30 pm, the Union forces began . . . — Map (db m23592) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Rich Mountain / Hart House
(East Side): Battle of Rich Mountain fought here July 11, 1861. In a surprise attack, Gen. W.S. Rosecrans defeated Confederates led by Capt. J.A. deLagnel. Battle was decisive in McClellan's N.W. Virginia campaign. (West Side): Rich . . . — Map (db m23585) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Robert Foyles & Family
This Stone Commemorates: Robert Foyles & Family, killed by indians 1753, half mi. s. settlement of David Tygart, 2 mi. s. near bridge. First English settlers west of Alleghenies. Westfalls Fort, built 1774, half mi. s. Battle of . . . — Map (db m24577) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — Rowan House
In 1811, John Goff sold this property with its one-story log house to Archibald Earle. William and Anna Rowan bought the property from Franklin Leonard in 1838. Rowan served as constable and deputy sheriff for over thirty years. He also operated a . . . — Map (db m24515) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — The First CampaignCivil War Begins in the Mountains of (West) Virginia — The First Campaign
West Virginia, born of a nation divided, was the setting for the first campaign of America's Civil War. Although still part of Virginia in 1861, many citizens of the west remained loyal to the Union, rather than the Confederacy. By late May, Union . . . — Map (db m24550) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — The Hart HouseRich Mountain Battlefield
Here stood the Hart House, surrounded by fierce fighting during the Battle of Rich Mountain. Joseph Hart, grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an avid Union supporter who fled with his family when Confederates seized the . . . — Map (db m23584) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Beverly — The Stable YardRich Mountain Battlefield
Here in the stable yard, Confederate forces made their stand. A small log stable was the focal point of action. Large foundation stones still mark its location. A lone Confederate cannon stood beside the stable, blasting furiously during the battle. . . . — Map (db m23590) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Asa Gray / Buffalo-Indian Trail
Asa Gray. Asa Gray, famous Harvard botanist, discovered plants new to science as he crossed Cheat Mountain by way of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, August 1843. He was one of the original 50 named to New York Hall of Fame. . . . — Map (db m82232) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Astride the Road from Nowhere
"Our tents were pitched on a rocky point with a fine forest on every side and a magnificent view of the Alleghenies on front of us, a beautiful romantic, though desolate spot." - William Houghton, 14th Indiana Infantry, July 16, 186 . . . — Map (db m58245) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Behind the Parapet
Union soldiers built the main earthworks here to provide defense. They made the embankment by forming a crib with spruce logs. The crib was then filled with earth and stone. Such a fortification would provide protection from rifle and artillery . . . — Map (db m58241) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Cabin Remains
This area is where troops were quartered. Most cabins within the earthworks were lumber structures with bark roofs. These measured roughly 40 feet by 20 feet and were extremely crowed at times. The circular mounds usually represent collapsed . . . — Map (db m58249) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Cheat Summit Camp
Also called Fort Milroy. Fortified camp in gap at the crest of White Top of Cheat Mountain. Occupied by Federal troops during fall and winter of 1861-1862; repulsed threats in Lee's mountain campaign of 1861. Fort's command of the . . . — Map (db m46328) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Cheat Summit Fort1861-1862
Cheat Summit Fort, also called “Fort Milroy,” was constructed by Federal troops in the summer of 1861. The fort was positioned to control the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Initial work was conducted by six companies of the 14th Indiana . . . — Map (db m58239) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Guarding the Turnpike
Federal forces built Cheat Summit Fort to control the strategic Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, the road below you. It ran from Virginia to Parkersburg, (West) Virginia. When finished, the turnpike opened the first continuous route between Richmond . . . — Map (db m58243) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Shavers Fork
Mountaintop Watershed Near this point the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike crossed the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River, going over Cheat Mountain at a high point of almost 4000 feet at White Top. The Shavers Fork forms a high elevation . . . — Map (db m58251) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Coalton — Jimtown
Jimtown Formerly known as Fair Hope for one-room school located at the junction of Findley and Yeager Roads circa 1898 to 1953. Later named for James J. "Squire Jim" Phillips (1855-1937), a former Justice of the Peace. During the Civil War, his . . . — Map (db m61075) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Coalton — Phillips Cemetery
Phillips Cemetery Established as a burial ground for the poor and named for Moses J. Phillips, who was Overseer of the Poor from 1872 to 1877. The oldest known grave is for War of 1812 veteran Dudley A. Gibson. Union and Confederate veterans are . . . — Map (db m61077) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Dailey — U.S. Homestead
A federal New Deal project to move families back to the land during the Great Depression. Homes had water, electricity, barn, chicken coop, cellar and garden. Community had school, store, gas station, workshops, lumber mill, and quarry. U.S. . . . — Map (db m34427) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — “Lest We Forget That Peace Has a Price” — Marines Lebanon 1983 Monument
In memorial to our Marines of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force, Lebanon – 1983. West Virginia — Semper Fidelis Cpl. Mecot Camara, Hinton • Lcpl. Russell Cyzick, Star City • HM2 Marion E. Kees, Martinsburg • Lcpl. David . . . — Map (db m9363) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Elkins
Named for Senator Stephen B. Elkins. Home of Senator Henry G. Davis. Headquarters for the Monongahela National Forest. Near site of Friend’s Fort, built 1772. Old Seneca Indian Trail crosses the campus of Davis and Elkins College. — Map (db m9360) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Henry Gassaway Davis
Born November 16, 1823, Died March 11, 1916. Benefactor • Philanthropist • Railway Builder. Worked as if he were to live forever. Lives as if he were to die to-morrow. — Map (db m9371) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Kump House / Herman Guy Kump
Kump House Home of Gov. Herman Guy Kump. Built 1924-25, on site of Civil War-era Goddin Tavern. Designed by Clarence Harding of Washington, DC. Eleanor Roosevelt and other notables were guests during 1930s and '40s. Named to National Register in . . . — Map (db m23300) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Randolph County Veterans Memorial
World War IHonoring those who died in World War I we remember the day, in human history, when the United States with compassion and dedication spent her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth. God helping her, she could do no . . . — Map (db m33562) WM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — Stephen Benton Elkins / Halliehurst
Stephen Benton Elkins. Businessman, politician, co-founder City of Elkins. Born in Ohio, 1841; died in Washington, DC, 1911. Secretary of War, 1891–1893; U.S. Senator from WV, 1895–1911. National figure in Republican Party for more . . . — Map (db m14433) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Elkins — War in West Virginia"That Remarkable Campaign" — The First Campaign
You are standing at the heart of the first campaign of America's Civil War, looking west toward Rich Mountain. Late in May 1861, Gen. George B. McClellan moved troops across the Ohio River "to secure Western Virginia for the Union" and to protect . . . — Map (db m23238) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Harman — Big Lime and Big Injun
The Greenbrier Limestone in the quarry represents the “Big Lime and Big Injun Sand” of the driller. Fish-egg like (oölitic) zones in the “Big Lime” and the basal sandy formation, the “Big Injun,” produce oil and . . . — Map (db m9355) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Harman — Pendleton County / Randolph County
Pendleton County. Formed in 1788 from Hardy, Augusta, Rockingham. Named for Edmund Pendleton, Virginia statesman-jurist. This county has a range of altitude of over 3500 feet. Here are Seneca Rocks, Smoke Hole, and Spruce Knob. Randolph . . . — Map (db m9290) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Harman — Tory Camps / Seneca Trail
Tory Camps Near Harman can still be seen remains of two Tory camps where some British sympathizers hid during the American Revolution. They encamped here, 1775-1776, to escape laws enacted against them by Virginia. Seneca Trail The Seneca . . . — Map (db m41477) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Helvetia — Helvetia
Settled by a group of Swiss and German immigrants who came via Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1869. In addition to farmers and herdsmen, many craftsmen and professionals were among the settlers: stone masons, carpenters and painters; wagon, shoe watch, hat and . . . — Map (db m82282) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Helvetia — RH 1 — Helvetia
Settled by a group of Swiss and German immigrants who came via Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1869. In addition to farmers and herdsmen, many craftsmen and professionals were among the settlers: stone masons, carpenters and painters; wagon, shoe watch, hat and . . . — Map (db m82283) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Army Headquarters 1861 / Huttonsville
(Obverse) Army Headquarters 1861 This village was held by Colonel George Porterfield until he was relieved of command by General Robert Garnett, (C.S.A.). In 1861, it became the headquarters of Generals George McClellan and J. J. . . . — Map (db m34369) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Bishop Asbury
Bishop Francis Asbury, famed Methodist circuit rider, often visited the Potomac, Tygart’s, Greenbrier, and Monongahela Valleys. In 1790, on a journey from Georgia to New England, he preached at cabin of Benjamin Wilson in Tygart’s Valley. — Map (db m82321) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Camp ElkwaterGateway to the Tygart Valley — The First Campaign
Following success at Rich Mountain in July 1861, Federal troops under Gen Joseph Reynolds built Camp Elkwater to deter Confederates from returning. Fortifications here blocked the narrow valley floor and a turnpike leading to the Virginia Central . . . — Map (db m34367) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington
(Obverse) Elkwater Trenches made by Federal troops under Gen. Reynolds, 1861. Nearby were the two Haddan Indian forts, scene of the Stewart and Kinnan massacres. Important features of 4-H Club work among rural youth started here in . . . — Map (db m34370) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — HuttonsvilleThe Army of the Northwest — The First Campaign
After the defeat in Philippi on June 3, 1861, Confederate forces retreated to this point. Gen. Robert S. Garnett was sent to Western Virginia to reorganize these troops and halt the southeast advance of Federal forces. Here on June 14, he . . . — Map (db m34368) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — HuttonsvilleOn the Eve of Battle — Jones-Imboden Raid
(Preface): On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they . . . — Map (db m59357) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Old Brick Church
Tygart's Valley Presbyterian Church, organized in 1820. A brick building erected three-fourths mile west at the cemetery was destroyed by Union soldiers in 1862-1863 and the bricks used for building flues at the winter quarters. — Map (db m46331) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Mabie — ArtilleryRich Mountain Battlefield
Cannons mounted behind embankments on this hill made Confederate Camp Garnett a formidable position. Placed to sweep the turnpike below, they were 6-pounder smoothbores - light, mobile, and powerful at short range. Four cannons protected the . . . — Map (db m23605) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Mabie — Camp GarnettRich Mountain Battlefield
Confederates built Camp Garnett to block the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Soldiers here felled trees, dug trenches and stacked rocks for protection. Fortifications covered the hills overlooking this road, forming a fearsome obstacle for General . . . — Map (db m23615) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Mabie — Camp GarnettRich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site
Confederate Stronghold Guarding the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Confederate Brigadier General Robert S. Garnett ordered fortifications built here to control the turnpike and hold western Virginia for the South. The fort,built of earth and log . . . — Map (db m23637) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Mabie — FortificationsRich Mountain Battlefield
These earthworks protected Confederates at Camp Garnett from small arms and artillery fire. Soldiers built them by rolling large logs into place and heaping dirt and rocks from a ditch in front. Trees were felled more than 100 yards ahead, their . . . — Map (db m23616) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Mabie — General George B. McClellanRich Mountain Battlefield
General McClellan marched three brigades of Federal troops into position along nearby Roaring Creek. He ordered a strong scouting party up this road to test the Camp Garnett defenses on July 10, 1861. Withering infantry and artillery fire from the . . . — Map (db m23636) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Mabie — Staunton-Parkersburg TurnpikeRich Mountain Battlefield
This turnpike connected the upper Shenandoah Valley with the Ohio River by 1847. Designed by master engineer Claudius Crozet, it was a major rock-paved roadway with toll stations. The road you are traveling follows the original turnpike route. Both . . . — Map (db m23617) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Montrose — Randolph County / Tucker County
(East Side):Randolph County Formed from Harrison in 1787. Named for Edmund Jennings Randolph, Virginia statesman and soldier. Largest county in the State. Federal dominance of the Tygart's Valley in War between the states largely . . . — Map (db m24453) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Norton — 139720 — Crawford Scott
"Crawford Scott 1816-1893 In commemoration of his loyalty to Abraham Lincoln and of his services as a guide to the Union forces during the Civil War of 1861-1865 while living on this farm first native of Randolph County to promote the commercial . . . — Map (db m49138) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Valley Head — Big Lime
The Greenbrier Limestone in this quarry represent the “Big Lime” of the driller. Fish-egg like oölitic zones in the “Big Lime” produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia. — Map (db m82345) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Valley Head — Lee's Headquarters
One-half mile east is the site of Gen. R. E. Lee's Valley Mountain Headquarters where he camped with his troops from Aug. 6 to Sept. 20, 1861 while he directed the ill-fated Cheat Mountain Campaign. — Map (db m34366) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Valley Head — Mingo Flats
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. — Map (db m34374) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Valley Head — The Conley Graves
Nearby is the burial place of Darby Conley (Connolly) and members of his family, victims of an Indian attack on this upper Tygart Valley settlement in 1777 (“bloody year of the three sevens”). One headstone marks graves. — Map (db m82344) HM
West Virginia (Randolph County), Valley Head — Valley Head
In 1777, Indians killed Darby Connolly and several members of his family on Connolly Run. Other settlers were taken captive. At Indian Run in 1780, three members of surveying party under Jacob Warwick were killed by the Indians. — Map (db m34429) HM

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