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Purgitsville in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

High Knob

 
 
High Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
1. High Knob Marker
Inscription.  This peak on Hampshire-Hardy line rises a thousand feet above the surrounding hills to a height of more than half a mile. From it can be seen points in three counties. It overlooks "The Trough," famed for its history and scenery.
 
Erected by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 12.924′ N, 78° 55.421′ W. Marker is in Purgitsville, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 220 and Hickory Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 220. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 Route 220, Purgitsville WV 26852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vincent Williams (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Pleasant (approx. 5.7 miles away); Willow Wall (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battle of Moorefield (approx. 6 miles
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
2. High Knob Marker
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away); The Stone House (approx. 7.9 miles away); Frémont's Camp (approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Moorefield (approx. 9.2 miles away); Nancy Hanks (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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