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Shady Spring in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Shady Spring

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Shady Spring Marker
Inscription.  Situated along a road originally cut by frontiersman Francis Farley during the late 18th century, the community was named for the nearby spring that served area residents and passersby with a continuous water source. Business activity in the area dates to 1832. During the Civil War, the turnpikes that met here proved crucial to campaigns into and around the Kanawha Valley.
 
Erected 2019 by Shady Springs High and Raleigh Co. Historical Society, West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 37° 42.542′ N, 81° 5.923′ W. Marker is in Shady Spring, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Ritter Drive (U.S. 19) and Meador Lane, on the right when traveling south on Ritter Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shady Spring WV 25918, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
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By Mike Wintermantel
2. Shady Spring Marker
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as the crow flies. Grandview Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Glade Creek Reservoir (approx. 2.9 miles away); Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Jones (approx. 4.3 miles away); Raleigh County / Summers County (approx. 5˝ miles away); Beckley Mill (approx. 5.6 miles away); Stratton High School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wildwood (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Shady Spring West Virginia. (Submitted on December 1, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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