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

The Conley Graves

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, March 15, 2015
1. The Conley Graves Marker
Inscription.  Nearby is the burial place of Darby Conley (Connolly) and members of his family, victims of an Indian attack on this upper Tygart Valley settlement in 1777 (“bloody year of the three sevens”). One headstone marks graves.
 
Erected 1983 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 38° 34.564′ N, 80° 1.978′ W. Marker is near Valley Head, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on U.S. 219 south of U.S. 250, on the right 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley Head (approx. 2 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 3.1 miles away); Camp Elkwater (approx. 3.6 miles away); Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mingo Flats
The Conley Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 15, 2015
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(approx. 5.9 miles away); Lee's Headquarters (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pocahontas County/Randolph County (approx. 8.1 miles away); Cheat Summit Fort (approx. 8.8 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 April 11, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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