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Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

White Oak

Quercus alba

 
 
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By TeamOHE, March 16, 2019
1. White Oak Marker
Inscription.  This tree began its life in the year 1670. It was 79 years old when the first white settlers arrived in Pocahontas County. 193 when Civil War soldiers took shelter behind its trunk, and 258 when Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park was formed. The derecho storm of 2012 damaged it heavily and it died at 343 years old in the late spring of 2014.

It now returns to the earth and sky which nurtured it: a longsuffering and silent witness to the events surrounding this spot upon the earth.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryMilitaryParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 6.867′ N, 80° 16.183′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on Park Road (County Route 24/1), on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Battle At Droop Mountain (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Droop Mountain (within shouting

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By TeamOHE, March 16, 2019
2. White Oak Marker
distance of this marker); 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); John D. Baxter (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. Henry Bender (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10 Lb. Parrott Rifle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
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By TeamOHE, March 16, 2019
3. White Oak Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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