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Near Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Enduring Beauty

 

— New River Gorge National River —

 
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By J. J. Prats, July 25, 2021
1. Enduring Beauty Marker
Inscription.  You are in the New River watershed, a place where streams and rainfall drain to a common outlet. Here that outlet is the New River. This 320 mile river is the main stem of a 7,000 square mile watershed that starts in the western mountains of North Carolina, runs north through Virginia, and then into West Virginia. The National River section of this watershed is only a small portion.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 3.948′ N, 81° 4.814′ W. Marker is near Fayetteville, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Access road to Lower New River Take-Out parking near Fayette Station Road (County Route 82). It is at the end of the one-lane bridge that serves as the entrance to the parking lot, on the right as you drive in. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3553 Fayette Station Rd, Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Natural Renewal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Right for Safety and Equality
Enduring Beauty Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 25, 2021
2. Enduring Beauty Marker
Fayette Station Road is at the stop sign.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Working In a Coal Mine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Two Towns (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Vital Link (approx. 0.2 miles away); Growth of an Era (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanning the Gorge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
More about this marker. This interpretive panel has a photo of Blowing Rock at the headwaters of the New River on which a map is superimposed that is captioned, “this map shows the New River watershed where streams like Wolf Creek (pictured) eventually reach the Gulf of Mexico via the New, Kanawha, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. Everywhere you go, you are in a watershed. How do your actions impact it?”

On the lower right of the panel is a small photograph captioned, “this photo was taken at Wolf Creek in 1900. Locals have been enjoying the natural beauty of the area for generations. Where do you go for natural beauty near your home?”
 
Enduring Beauty Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 25, 2021
3. Enduring Beauty Marker
In the distance is Fayette Station Road and tracks of the former C&O Railroad, now CSX Transportation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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