Near Upper Tract in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Smoke Hole Cave
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 38° 50.449′ N, 79° 17.467′ W. Marker is near Upper Tract, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on Smoke Hole (County Route 2) 3.9 miles north of Petersburg Pike (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located within Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Tract WV 26866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Eagle Rocks (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. George’s Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Smoke Hole (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Smoke Hole (approx. 2˝ miles away); Fort Upper Tract (approx. 3.7 miles away); Champe Rocks (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Judy Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sites Homestead (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Tract.
Also see . . . Smoke Hole Caverns Website. “The many rooms and secluded nature of the Caverns were also the ideal place for early settlers and immigrants to make corn whiskey. The clean cold stream that flows through the Caverns was perfect for “moonshine” and it is estimated that perhaps as many as 20 stills operated at one time!! An original still remains on display today complete with it’s story.” (Submitted on November 11, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the cave • photo of the marker in summer • Can you help?