Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
10 Lb. Parrott Rifle
Artillery pieces similar to this reproduction were used by the Confederate army during the Battle of Droop Mountain.
Erected by Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 6.779′ N, 80° 16.317′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on Park Road (County Route 24/1) 0.8 miles west of Seneca Trail (U.S. 219). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 683 Droop Park Road, Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieut. Henry Bender (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John D. Baxter (about 700 feet away); White Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major Robert Augustus Bailey (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Droop Mountain. West Virginia Archives & History website entry (Submitted on March 11, 2020.)
2. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. West Virginia State Parks website entry (Submitted on March 11, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.