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Terra Alta in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Terra Alta

 
 
Terra Alta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
1. Terra Alta Marker
Inscription. Half a mile high. Famed as a health resort. Once known as Cranberry for extensive cranberry glades found near. North is Cranesville Swamp, noted for its wild life. In that vicinity, Lewis Wetzel killed several indians.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 26.735′ N, 79° 32.77′ W. Marker is in Terra Alta, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is at the intersection of State Avenue (West Virginia Route 7) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on State Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terra Alta WV 26764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Loomis' Grave (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hopemont State Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington's Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 3.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 5.1 miles away in Maryland); Forestry Beginning (approx. 5.1 miles away in Maryland); Dunkard Bottom (approx. 5.6 miles away); Albright (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesScience & MedicineWars, US Indian
 
Looking Southeast. image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
2. Looking Southeast.
New Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. New Location
Originally standing at the intersection of Slate and Brandonville Streets, the marker was relocated further east to a more secure location.
Looking up Brandonville Pike. image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Nevin, July 28, 2009
4. Looking up Brandonville Pike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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