Near Franklin in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Destruction of Saltpeter Works
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1864.
Location. 38° 36.203′ N, 79° 22.272′ W. Marker is near Franklin, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on U.S. 220, 1.2 miles south of Thorn Creek Road (County Route 23), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin WV 26807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trout Rock Fort (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Prayer Service (approx. Devonian Shale (approx. 1.9 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); McCoy House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Franklin (approx. 3.4 miles away); Stone Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.