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Slatyfork in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Lee's Headquarters

 
 
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
1. Lee's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  On this knoll, General Robert E. Lee maintained headquarters from July to September, 1861, after taking command of the Confederate forces in West Virginia. His army on Valley Mountain guarded the road leading south into Virginia.
 
Erected by State of West Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1861.
 
Location. 38° 25.307′ N, 80° 2.604′ W. Marker is in Slatyfork, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) near Linwood (West Virginia Route 66), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Slatyfork WV 26291, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pocahontas County/Randolph County (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mingo Flats (approx. 4.9 miles away); Valley Head (approx.
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
2. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south)
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8.7 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named Big Lime (approx. 10˝ miles away); The Conley Graves (approx. 10.7 miles away); Edray (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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