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Capon Lake in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capon Springs

 
 
Capon Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, December 8, 2011
1. Capon Springs Marker
Inscription. Capon Springs bears Indian name meaning the "Medicine Waters." Discovered in 1765. Famous resort of early days. President Franklin Pierce, Daniel Webster, and his guest, Sir Henry Bulwer, the British Minister, were among guests.
 
Location. 39° 9.532′ N, 78° 32.095′ W. Marker is in Capon Lake, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 259 north of Capon Springs Road (County Route 16), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. In front of the Historic Whipple Truss Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Wardensville WV 26851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge (here, next to this marker); West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 5.2 miles away); Population Center (approx. 6.3 miles away); Wardensville (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Wardensville (approx. 6.3 miles away); Frederick County / Shenandoah County (approx. 7.9 miles away in Virginia); Lost and Found (approx. 9.1 miles away); Ice Mountain (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
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Capon Springs Marker and Historic Whipple Truss Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, December 8, 2011
2. Capon Springs Marker and Historic Whipple Truss Bridge
Capon Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, December 8, 2011
3. Capon Springs Marker
WV Route 259 is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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