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Near Bluefield in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park

 
 
The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park Marker
Inscription. In 1938, during the New Deal Era, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the park's first resources The roadside park began with the construction of the stone picnic shelter fireplace grills, an overlook two trails, the water system, the stone entrance, signs along Route 52, the dry stone retaining wall and parking area. Today the park of 396 a 15 acre lake, an interpretive Room, and over seven miles of trails.
 
Location. 37° 19.277′ N, 81° 17.536′ W. Marker is near Bluefield, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from Coal Heritage Road (U.S. 52) north of Bluefield, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. It is at the beginning of the trail up to the overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Bluefield WV 24701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinnacle Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Bramwell (approx. 2 miles away); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. 2 miles away); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abb’s Valley
The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away in Virginia); Pocahontas (approx. 2.5 miles away in Virginia); Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away in Virginia).
 
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On the Trail to the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
3. On the Trail to the Overlook
View from the Overlook. “Several Counties can be Seen” image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
4. View from the Overlook. “Several Counties can be Seen”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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