Near Huttonsville in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington
Trenches made by Federal troops under Gen. Reynolds, 1861. Nearby were the two Haddan Indian forts, scene of the Stewart and Kinnan massacres. Important features of 4-H Club work among rural youth started here in 1915.
Col. J. A. Washington
Here, Sept. 13, 1861, Col. John Augustine Washington, aide-de-camp to Gen. Robert E. Lee, C. S. A., was killed. He was the last of resident owners of Mt. Vernon, which he had sold in 1859 to become a national shrine.
Erected 1972 by West Virginia Department Archives and History.
Location. 38° 37.724′ N, 80° 1.631′ W. Marker is near Huttonsville, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.4 miles south of Kumbrabow Forest Road (County Route 219/16), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huttonsville WV 26273, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Elkwater (a few steps from this marker); The Conley Graves (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Brick Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Valley Head Big Lime (approx. 6.1 miles away); Army Headquarters 1861 / Huttonsville (approx. 6.2 miles away); Huttonsville (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Huttonsville (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huttonsville.
Also see . . . Forgotten Fortification Saved at Elkwater. Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation (Submitted on August 17, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.