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Scherr in Grant County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Greenland Gap

 
 
Greenland Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Nelson, September 19, 2010
1. Greenland Gap Marker
Inscription.  Cliffs 800 feet high lining great cleft in the New Creek and Knobley mountains, which rival the famed Franconia Notch of New England. Scene of skirmish in 1863 between General Jones' cavalry and Federal troops from New Creek.
 
Erected by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 39° 11.608′ N, 79° 10.205′ W. Marker is in Scherr, West Virginia, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Dale Road (West Virginia Route 93) and Presbyterian Church Road (County Route 1), on the right when traveling south on Laurel Dale Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maysville WV 26833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenland Gap Engagement (here, next to this marker); Jarboe's Blockhouse (approx. 6.6 miles away); In Honor (approx. 6.7
Greenland Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 30, 2021
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miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 6.9 miles away); Vincent Williams (approx. 7.7 miles away); Nancy Hanks (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mineral County / Grant County (approx. 8.7 miles away); By King’s Command (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022