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Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

10th Mountain Division

 
 
10th Mountain Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. 10th Mountain Division Marker
Inscription.
In honor of the
10th Mountain Division and
the soldiers they trained here on
Seneca Rocks.

In 1943-44 these men climbed
here to prepare themselves for the
difficulties of mountain warfare
before facing action during
World War II.

 
Location. 38° 50.038′ N, 79° 22.438′ W. Marker is in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 28/55 and Roy Gap Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center in Monogahela National Forest. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Rocks WV 26884, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. More Than One Way Up (within shouting distance of this marker); Seneca Rocks (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sites Homestead (about 800 feet away); A Melting Pot House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Rocks (approx. 4.4 miles away); Smoke Hole Cave (approx. 4.5 miles away); St. George’s Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Champe Rocks (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Rocks.
 
Also see . . .  Training at Seneca Rocks. Personal
10th Mountain Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. 10th Mountain Division Marker
account of the training at Seneca Rocks. Includes several photos of the 10th Mountain in the training area. (Submitted on October 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Seneca Rocks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Seneca Rocks
On clear days, visitors can see climbers from the Discovery Center.
From the Mountains to the Bay image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
4. From the Mountains to the Bay
Informational wayside behind the marker.
The Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is part of the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Rainwater falling on these mountains flows into larger and larger rivers, and eventually to the sea. Seneca Creek, on your left, flows into the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River ahead of you at the tree line. This fork joins with other branches for form the Potomac River, which flows to the Chesapeake Bay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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