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Near Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gravesite of John Dolly

 
 
Gravesite of John Dolly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Keller, June 20, 2019
1. Gravesite of John Dolly Marker
Inscription.  Nearby is grave of John Dolly (Dahle, 1749-1847), a Hessian mercenary in the Revolutionary War and an early settler in Germany Valley. Naming of Dolly Sods attributed to his surname and large tracks of grass sod lands found here.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number PE 1.)
 
Location. 38° 43.498′ N, 79° 24.236′ W. Marker is near Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on S Dolly Hill Road (Local Route 9/4) just south of Germany Valley Road (County Route 9), on the left when traveling east. Just off US 33 in Riverton. Take Roots Run Rd to left on Germany Valley Rd and immediate right on Horse Ridge Road. It is NOT at the cemetery on the left. YOU MUST DRIVE DOWN Horse Ridge road, make a left at the fork onto Dolly Hill Rd and continue down past the dead end sign, you will pass the John Dolly House on your left and the sign will be in your left, about a mile after the fork. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1027 S Dolly Hill Rd, Riverton WV 26814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
Gravesite of John Dolly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Keller, June 20, 2019
2. Gravesite of John Dolly Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Last Union Raid (approx. 1.3 miles away); Germany Valley (approx. 1.3 miles away); The "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 3˝ miles away); Organized Pendleton County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Spruce Knob (approx. 5.3 miles away); Camp Luther (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverton.
 
More about this marker. When you are at the marker, far up on the hayfield hill will be John Dolly’s cemetery. Cemetery can be reached from Horse Ridge Road (Road No. 9/4), and down S Dolly Hill Rd. The cemetery is on PRIVATE LAND. KNOCK ON THE HOUSE AT 1027 S Dolly Hill Rd for permission to access their property and climb their field to visit the graves. It is not an easy walk, especially if the hay is grown high.
 
Also see . . .  2013 photograph of historical Marker. Photograph by Mark Hale uploaded to the Find A Grave website. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Historic Dolly Cemetery, est. 1852 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 19, 2018
3. Historic Dolly Cemetery, est. 1852
Marker is not here at the cemetery. It is on Dolly Ridge Road, the next road west parallel to this one.
Gravesite of John Dolly Descendants image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 19, 2018
4. Gravesite of John Dolly Descendants
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 149 times this year. Last updated on June 24, 2019, by Sandra Keller of Pitman, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Sandra Keller of Pitman, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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