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Near Franklin in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Trout Rock

Pendleton County Civil War Landmark

 
 
Trout Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Trout Rock Marker
Inscription. At this gap defeated Union forces slowed the pursuit of "Stonewall" Jackson following the battle of McDowell in May 1862. The site was used by Confederate forces to make gunpowder from saltpeter secured in nearby cave.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 36.196′ N, 79° 22.265′ W. Marker was near Franklin, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker was on U.S. 220 0.1 miles east of Powder Mill Road (County Route 220/8), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Franklin WV 26807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Trout Rock Fort (here, next to this marker); Destruction of Saltpeter Works (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Prayer Service (approx. 1.7 miles away); Devonian Shale (approx. 1.9 miles away); McCoy House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Franklin (approx. 3.4 miles away); Stone Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Trout Rock Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Trout Rock Markers
Narrows at Trout Rock image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Narrows at Trout Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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