Kingwood in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Also known as West Virginia spruce, this tree is native to New England and the higher elevations of the Appalachians.
In West Virginia, these trees were logged extensively in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Restoration efforts are now underway.
All spruce have 4-angled, sharp-pointed needles attached to short woody pegs.
Red spruce is distinctive for its bark's reddish cast and small cones, 1.25 to 2 inches long.
Erected by West Virginia University Division of Forestry and Natural Resources.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 28.329′ N, 79° 41.198′ W. Marker is in Kingwood, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on East Main Street (West Virginia Route 7) east of North Price Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East Main Street, Kingwood WV 26537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Pines” (a few steps from this marker); Rhododendron Restoring the American Chestnut (a few steps from this marker); James C. McGrew (a few steps from this marker); White Ash (within shouting distance of this marker); Norway maple (within shouting distance of this marker); Price's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese tigertail spruce (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.