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Near Keslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carnifex Ferry

 
 
Carnifex Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
1. Carnifex Ferry Marker
Inscription. Scene of battle, Sept. 10, 1861, between Federal army of Gen. W.S. Rosecrans and Confederate army of Gen. John B. Floyd. Engagement followed defeat of Federals at Cross Lanes, Aug. 26, 1861. State acquired site Oct. 29, 1933.
 
Erected 1972 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 12.413′ N, 80° 56.344′ W. Marker is near Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Carnifex Ferry Crossing Road 1.3 miles south of West Virginia Route 129, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the actual site of the field of battle, on land that has been turned into a state park in order to preserve and honor the memory of the Civil War Battle of Carnifex Ferry. Perhaps the best course to travel to get to this historical marker is go to the intersection of US 19 and State Route 129 (located just south of Summerville West Virginia), then turn onto State Route 129 and west for about 6.0 miles (turning left/south onto the Carnifex Ferry Crossing road)before arriving at the state park. Marker is in this post office area: Keslers Cross Lanes WV 26675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Carnifex Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
2. Carnifex Ferry Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground and of the battlefield in the background.
flies. Carnefix Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Camp Gauley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Patterson House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cross Lanes Battle (approx. 2 miles away); Keslers Cross Lanes (approx. 2 miles away); Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Carnifex Ferry. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. John B. Floyd. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. This web link was published by the West Virginia, Division of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry. This web link is provided by he West Virginia Division of Culture and History. (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Carnifex Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
3. Carnifex Ferry Marker
View of the historical marker in the right foreground and in the background is the rim of the Gauley River gorge that the Carnifex Ferry crossed.
Carnifex Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
4. Carnifex Ferry
View of the Gauley River, as seen from the rim where the "Carnifex Ferry" historical marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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