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Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rosby’s Rock

 
 
Rosby’s Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
1. Rosby’s Rock Marker
Inscription. At Rosby’s Rock (5 Mi. E.) Dec. 24, 1852, the B. & O. Railroad joined the Baltimore and Wheeling with the first continuous railroad from the Atlantic to the Ohio, after such engineering feats as building 11 tunnels and 113 bridges.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 54.822′ N, 80° 44.88′ W. Marker is in Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue (West Virginia Route 2) and 12th Street, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Avenue. Touch for map. It is at the foot of the Ohio River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grave Creek Mound (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin C. Criswell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women
Rosby’s Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
2. Rosby’s Rock Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Brick School House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundsville.
 
Also see . . .  Rosbys Rock: No More, No Less. Excerpt of essay with photographs by Carl E. Feather.“The town, best reached from Moundsville via County Road 54 and by following the signs, is located up a hollow along Big Grave Creek. The Rosbys Rock community of today, however, bears little resemblance to the prosperous railroading and farming hamlet in which Dorothy [Dakan Sedosky] was reared. Very few of the ‘old-timers’ who made their livings off the land or the railroad are alive. The new crop of residents are retirees, factory workers, or coal miners who drive to Moundsville or beyond for their livelihoods. Dorothy says most of them are unaware of the history of their community.” (Submitted on July 25, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; B&O; Roseby’s Rock; Rosbys Rock, Rosbby's Rock
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Rosby’s Rock image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
3. Rosby’s Rock
Located in Rosby's Rock, WV.
Message is supposed to read Roseby's Rock, someone painted the "E" black to look like a "B".
Rosby’s Rock image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
4. Rosby’s Rock
Former railroad is now public roadway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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