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Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Ferguson Rock

 

— Legends & Lore —

 
Ferguson Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Merle T. Cole, June 16, 2021
1. Ferguson Rock Marker
Inscription.  In 1814 an injured young man thrown and abandoned by his horse on Piney Creek purportedly carved his own tombstone awaiting death.
 
Erected 2020 by West Virginia Humanities Council, William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 81.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 37° 46.302′ N, 81° 10.408′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker can be reached from Laurel Terrace just west of F Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Laurel Ter, Beckley WV 25801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wildwood (here, next to this marker); The Mysterious Ferguson Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Beckley / Wildwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratton High School
Pomeroy Foundation Ferguson Rock Marker (right) shares sunset with older official state marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Merle T. Cole, June 16, 2021
2. Pomeroy Foundation Ferguson Rock Marker (right) shares sunset with older official state marker.
Wildwood House Museum in background.
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Bill Withers (approx. 0.4 miles away); State Police Radio Station And Barracks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beckley (approx. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2021, by Merle T. Cole of Daniels, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Merle T. Cole of Daniels, West Virginia.   2. submitted on July 10, 2021, by Merle T. Cole of Daniels, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 9, 2023