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Near Bluewell in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Pinnacle Rock

 
 
Pinnacle Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Pinnacle Rock Marker
Inscription.  Erosion—Nature’s cutting tool—has chiseled away the stone on this spur of Flat Top Mountain, leaving this giant cockscomb more than 2700 feet above sea level. Several counties may be seen from these cliffs.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 37° 19.269′ N, 81° 17.575′ W. Marker is near Bluewell, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on Coal Heritage Road (U.S. 52) north of Bluewell, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluefield WV 24701, 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. The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Developing the Coal Field (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Workers (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Coming of the Railroad
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Evolution of a Town (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Coal Barons (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bramwell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Pinnacle Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Pinnacle Rock Marker
Pinnacle Rock State Park. View from the Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
3. Pinnacle Rock State Park. View from the Marker.
Pinnacle Rock State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
4. Pinnacle Rock State Park
View on Climb to the Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on November 13, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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