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Near Lookout in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Spy Rock

 
 
Spy Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2010
1. Spy Rock Marker
Inscription.  Sandstone formation at 2510 feet is landmark known for view of Sewell Mt. range to SE. Known as "Rock of Eyes" by Native Americans and dubbed "Spy Rock" by Civil War soldiers. Sept. 1861, Gen. J.D. Cox and 5,000 Union soldiers camped here to oppose Gen. Robert E. Lee at Sewell Mt. Site of Col. Geo. Alderson farm and tollgate on James River and Kanawha Turnpike, 1834-73. Source for name of Lookout.
 
Erected 1994 by In Memory of Civil War Veterans, and the West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 4.18′ N, 80° 58.656′ W. Marker is near Lookout, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Spy Rock Loop, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Spy Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2010
2. Spy Rock Marker
View looking east down US 60 on the left side of the historical marker and a view looking east down Spy Rock Loop on the right side of the historical marker.
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. Camp Washington Carver (approx. 4.3 miles away); Camp Washington-Carver (approx. 4.3 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 4.9 miles away); Kaymoor One Mine (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mountain Haulage (approx. 5.2 miles away); Trail to Bridge Overlook (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); Welcome to New River Gorge National River (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Spy Rock Marker from West image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lisa Xtoc6, July 21, 2021
3. Spy Rock Marker from West
View East near foot of Spy Rock, where Rte 60 / Midland Trail (on left) meets Cty Rte 60/13 (on right) near Lookout, WV
Spy Rock in full summer vegetation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lisa Xtoc6, July 21, 2021
4. Spy Rock in full summer vegetation
View West of Spy Rock standing South side of Rte 60 (Midland Trail), where it meets Cty Rte 60/13, near Lookout, WV
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 154 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2021, by Lisa Xtoc6 of Chicago, Illinois.

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Jul. 2, 2022