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Rowlesburg in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

B&O Viaducts

 
 
B&O Viaducts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. B&O Viaducts Marker
Inscription.  To S on B&O Railroad is Buckeye Run Viaduct, 136' high, 350' long & 28' wide. Tray Run Viaduct, .6 mi. NW is 148' high, 445' long and 28' wide. Noted engineers Benjamin Latrobe & Albert Fink designed the viaducts. Built 1852 to carry main line, the bridges were reinforced in 1880s & 1900. A Confederate force attacked these key points on the militarily important B&O Railroad in April 1863.
 
Erected 1962 by Rowlesburg Area Historical Society & West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 🚂, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1863.
 
Location. 39° 21.48′ N, 79° 41.599′ W. Marker is in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on State Highway 72, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rowlesburg WV 26425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cannon Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rowlesburg Veterans Memorial
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By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. B&O Viaducts Marker
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); The 1841 Mountain Howitzer (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of Rowlesburg (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battle of Rowlesburg: "The River Road" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 7.4 miles away); Aurora (approx. 7.6 miles away); Gantz Sand (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rowlesburg.
 
Also see . . .  Tray Run Viaduct. From the Rowlesburg Historical site. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
B&O Viaduct image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. B&O Viaduct
One of the viaducts stands in the cut just behind the marker.
Tray Run Viaduct image. Click for more information.
4. Tray Run Viaduct
From Historic American Building Survey, 1974.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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