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Near Valley Head in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mingo Flats

 
 
Mingo Flats Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
1. Mingo Flats Marker
Inscription.  Named for the Mingo Indians who had a village here. This tribe was a branch of the Iroquois. The Seneca Indian Trail passes this point. On Valley Mountain in 1861, Gen. Robert E. Lee camped while campaigning in this valley.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 29.522′ N, 80° 3.078′ W. Marker is near Valley Head, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.2 miles south of Mingo Flats Road (County Route 51), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Head WV 26294, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee's Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pocahontas County / Randolph County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Valley Head (approx. 3.9 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
2. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north)
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marker also named Lee's Headquarters (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Conley Graves (approx. 5.9 miles away); Webster County / Randolph County (approx. 8.6 miles away); Camp Elkwater (approx. 9½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Head.
 
 
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 1,373 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 27, 2022