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Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Camp Belington

 
 
Camp Belington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Camp Belington Marker
Inscription.  Union troops under Brigadier General T.A. Morris, advanced from Philippi on July 7, 1861 and established a fortified camp near this site. Battle of Belington took place July 7-11. Confederates were two miles to east at Laurel Hill.
 
Erected 1969 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
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.
 
Location. 39° 1.418′ N, 79° 56.181′ W. Marker is in Belington, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of Philippi Pike (U.S. 250) and Watkins Street (County Route 15), on the right when traveling north on Philippi Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belington WV 26250, 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 Laurel Hill (here, next to this marker); Meadowville (approx. half a mile away); Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike (approx. one mile away); Battle of Laurel Hill
Markers in Belington image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers in Belington
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Cannons (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Laurel Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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