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

Camp Luther

 
 
Camp Luther Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 19, 2018
1. Camp Luther Marker
Inscription.  Prior to the Civil War, a Lutheran log church built on the North Fork housed a growing congregation. The building, renamed Camp Luther, was used by soldiers from both sides during the war. On March 1, 1862, a Union force under Col. George Latham captured Confederate militia under Capt. Joseph Lantz. It was burned before end of war, possibly by local women to prevent misuse.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 49.086′ N, 79° 23.315′ W. Marker is near Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on Mountaineer Drive (U.S. 33) north of Harmon Hills Road (Local Route 9), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Rocks WV 26884, 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. Seneca Rocks (approx. 1.3 miles away); More Than One Way Up (approx. 1.3 miles away); 10th Mountain Division
Camp Luther Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 19, 2018
2. Camp Luther Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 1˝ miles away); An 1800’s Garden! (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sites Homestead (approx. 1˝ miles away); A Melting Pot House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Eagle Rocks (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Rocks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on January 4, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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