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Brooks in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Brooks Overlook-Welcome

New River Gorge National River

 
 
Brooks Overlook-Welcome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 5, 2012
1. Brooks Overlook-Welcome Marker
Inscription.  Before you is an excellent view of the upper gorge area of New River Gorge National River. This section of the gorge is broad and the river is wide, unlike the steep V-shaped canyon found downstream of Sandstone Falls. As the New River cut its way through this portion of the landscape, it left behind level land along its banks.

This valley has drawn human inhabitants for thousands of years. The earliest people were hunter –gatherers who moved with the seasons on the trail of game animals. Then came the early woodland tribes who cultivated fields and built palisaded villages. This land later became the often shared and sometimes contested hunting grounds of the Shawnee, Cherokee and Iroquois Indians.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 44.226′ N, 80° 54.612′ W. Marker is in Brooks, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 20. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton WV 25951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

Brooks Overlook-New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 5, 2012
2. Brooks Overlook-New River Gorge National River
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are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandstone High School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hinton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Culbertson (approx. 6.2 miles away); Wreck on the C&O (approx. 6.3 miles away); Raleigh County / Summers County (approx. 6.7 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fayette County / Summers County (approx. 8.4 miles away); Lilly (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
Brooks Overlook-New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 5, 2012
3. Brooks Overlook-New River Gorge National River
Sandstone Falls Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 5, 2012
4. Sandstone Falls Overlook
The Sandstone Falls overlook is located on WV 20-GPS Coordinates 37.7529n -80.9040w
Sandstone Falls-New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 5, 2012
5. Sandstone Falls-New River Gorge National River
Sandstone Falls-New River Gorge National River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 5, 2012
6. Sandstone Falls-New River Gorge National River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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