Near Mabie in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Rich Mountain Battlefield
Union and Confederate troops clashed on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike throughout the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee unsuccessfully tried to regain control of the area later in 1861. See many of these sites today along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Byway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 38° 52.209′ N, 79° 57.33′ W. Marker is near Mabie, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Rich Mountain Road / Files Creek Road (County Route 37/8), on the right when traveling west. Located in the Rich Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mabie WV 26278, 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. Camp Garnett (within shouting distance of this marker); General George B. McClellan (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Garnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Rich Mountain Battlefield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rich Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Rich Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mabie.
More about this marker. On the left is a map of Western Virginia with key points related to the 1861 campaigns noted. On the right is a sketch depicting the delegates in Wheeling. While soldiers battled here, delegates gathered in Wheeling to form a loyal Union government of Virginia. Their efforts were supported by President Lincoln and on June 20, 1863, a new state was born - West Virginia.
Also see . . . Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Page from the Rich Mountain Battlefield site. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.