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

Pipestem Falls

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
1. Pipestem Falls Marker
Inscription.  Name derived from the hollow stemmed shrub Spiraea alba which grows profusely along Big and Little Pipestem creeks. The first white man to see Pipestem was Christopher Gist, 1750, while exploring for the Ohio Land Company. Shawnee Indians camped near this site in 1774. They used the hollow stemmed shrub, as later did the white settlers, for pipestems. A beautiful, fully equipped State Park is located at the site.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHorticulture & ForestryNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 37° 32.884′ N, 80° 57.585′ W. Marker is in Pipestem, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 20 ¼ mile north of County Route 18, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pipestem WV 25979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
2. Pipestem Falls Marker
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as the crow flies. Jordan's Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Bluestone River (approx. 2.4 miles away); Farley's Fort / Thomas Farley (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pipestem Knob Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mercer Salt Works (approx. 2½ miles away); Bluestone National Scenic River (approx. 2.8 miles away); Neely "Plantation" (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bluestone River (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pipestem.
 
Pipestem Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
3. Pipestem Falls Marker
Pipestem Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
4. Pipestem Falls Marker
Pipestem Falls image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
5. Pipestem Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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