Near Harman in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Tory Camps / Seneca Trail
Near Harman can still be seen remains of two Tory camps where some British sympathizers hid during the American Revolution. They encamped here, 1775-1776, to escape laws enacted against them by Virginia.
The Seneca Trail passed near here from the Tygart Valley to the South Branch Valley. Thousands of horses and cattle captured by Generals Imboden and Jones in 1863 crossed the mountains by this trail.
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 38° 53.82′ N, 79° 32.933′ W. Marker is near Harman, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on U.S. 33, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harman WV 26270, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Lime and Big Injun (approx. 2½ miles away); Pendleton County / Randolph County (approx. 4.4 miles away); John Wolford (approx. 7½ miles away); Camp Luther (approx. 10.2 miles away); Seneca Rocks (approx. 10.3 miles away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand An 1800’s Garden! (approx. 10.3 miles away); A Melting Pot House (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harman.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2011, by Richard Stanley of Charlottesville, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.