“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Salt Rock in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Salt Rock

Salt Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 23, 2021
1. Salt Rock Marker
Inscription.  First White settlers came here from Giles County, Virginia, in pursuit of an Indian raiding party that had taken their horses. Permanent settlement established by 1800. McComas and Hatfield families were among first settlers. Thomas Ward produced salt here as early as 1817, and it soon became a major industry in area. Legend says the community was named because farmers here used to put salt on the rocks along the river to induce their cattle to come and drink. Petroglyphs, village sites, mounds and artifacts found nearby indicate presence of Indians as early as 1000 A.D.
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologySettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 38° 20.71′ N, 82° 14.374′ W. Marker is near Salt Rock, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker can be reached from Roach Road (County Route 45) 0.6 miles
Salt Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 23, 2021
2. Salt Rock Marker
Roach Road can be seen below the marker in the distance.
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north of West Virginia Route 10, on the left when traveling north. It is at Salt Rock Community Park, on the cement driveway across from the baseball field. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4992 Roach Rd, Salt Rock WV 25559, 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. Revolutionary War Soldier’s Grave (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Bryan Family (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Toll House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Barboursville Engagement (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nancy Cartmill Gardens (approx. 5.4 miles away); Barboursville (approx. 5.4 miles away); Woody Williams Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); Battle of Barboursville (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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