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Near Lookout in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spy Rock

 
 
Spy Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2010
1. Spy Rock Marker
Inscription. Sandstone formation at 2510 feet is landmark known for view of Sewell Mt. range to SE. Known as "Rock of Eyes" by Native Americans and dubbed "Spy Rock" by Civil War soldiers. Sept. 1861, Gen. J.D. Cox and 5,000 Union soldiers camped here to oppose Gen. Robert E. Lee at Sewell Mt. Site of Col. Geo. Alderson farm and tollgate on James River and Kanawha Turnpike, 1834-73. Source for name of Lookout.
 
Erected 1994 by In Memory of Civil War Veterans, and the West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 4.18′ N, 80° 58.656′ W. Marker is near Lookout, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Spy Rock Loop, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 4.9 miles away); Trail to Bridge Overlook (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); New River Gorge National River (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Deceptive Forest
Spy Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2010
2. Spy Rock Marker
View looking east down US 60 on the left side of the historical marker and a view looking east down Spy Rock Loop on the right side of the historical marker.
(approx. 5.4 miles away); New River (approx. 5.4 miles away); New River Gorge Scenic Drives (approx. 5.4 miles away); Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Spy Rock. This is a link to information provided by West Virginia (WV) Cyclopedia. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
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