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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Marlinton in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

More Than Meets The Eye

 
 
More Than Meets The Eye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. More Than Meets The Eye Marker
Inscription. From here you can see much of the Highland Scenic Highway and the Williams River Valley. The Monongahela National Forest was established in 1920 to protect mountain watersheds and to reduce flooding in far away cities. The forest is a protective sponge on the land that slows and filters flowing water.

The Williams River begins just below you. Rain that falls where you now stand flows into the Williams River, and from there into the Gauley River, the Kanawha, the Ohio, the Mississippi, and finally into the Gulf of Mexico: a journey of 1,700 miles!

Site Elevation 4,400 Ft.
 
Erected by US Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 14.804′ N, 80° 14.433′ W. Marker is near Marlinton, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on Highland Scenic Highway (West Virginia Route 150) 6.4 miles north of Bruffey Reserve (West Virginia Route 39), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marlinton WV 24954, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Mountain Fire (approx. 1.5 miles away); Cranberry Glades (approx. 4.8 miles away); William L. "Mudwall" Jackson
Williams River Valley Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 10, 2010
2. Williams River Valley Overlook
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Mill Point (approx. 7 miles away); Natural History and Heritage (approx. 7.4 miles away); Union Camp (approx. 7.6 miles away); Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck (approx. 7.6 miles away); Yankee Army Camp (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Highland Scenic Highway. Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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