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Near Davis in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Blackwater Falls State Park

 
 
Blackwater Falls State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2022
1. Blackwater Falls State Park Marker
Inscription.  This area became a full-fledged member of the West Virginia Park System on October 5, 1953. It was made possible by a gift to the West Virginia Conservation Commission by companies of the Allegheny Power System, which includes Monongahela Power Company, West Penn Power Company and The Potomac Edison Company. This gift of 934 acres of land included the canyon and falls and the lodge site. Additional acreage was added to the park through land exchange between the Conservation Commission and the United States Forest Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is October 5, 1953.
 
Location. 39° 6.525′ N, 79° 29.88′ W. Marker is near Davis, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker can be reached from Blackwater Lodge Road (County Road 29/1) 0.8 miles east of Blackwater Falls Cabin Area, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1584 Blackwater Lodge Rd, Davis WV 26260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salt Sands (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boardwalk to the Falls (approx. 0.9 miles away);
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Porte Crayon (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Salt Sands (approx. 0.9 miles away); Black Fork Grade (approx. 1.6 miles away); Douglas, W. Va. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Reclaiming the Future (approx. 1.9 miles away); Creating Coke, Created More Than Smoke (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davis.
 
Blackwater Falls State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2022
2. Blackwater Falls State Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 165 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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