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Near Circleville in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spruce Knob

 
 
Spruce Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 30, 2016
1. Spruce Knob Marker
Inscription. Spruce Knob (9 miles west), 4,860 feet and the highest point in West Virginia, lies slightly above the crest ridge of Spruce Mountain. The crest lies above 4,500 feet for more than 10 miles and is strewn with fragments of Pottsville Sandstone of the Pennsylvania Age. Nearby are Spruce Lake and the Sinks, where the Gandy Creek disappears for about a mile into a cavern beneath a spur of the Alleghenies.
 
Erected 2004 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History — WV Celebration 2000.
 
Location. 38° 40.767′ N, 79° 29.014′ W. Marker is near Circleville, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on Mount Freedom Drive (West Virginia Route 28) 2.2 miles south of Mountaineer Drive (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville WV 26804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 2.1 miles away); Germany Valley (approx. 4.8 miles away); Last Union Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away); "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also
Spruce Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 30, 2016
2. Spruce Knob Marker
named The "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 5.1 miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 5.1 miles away); Trout Rock Fort (approx. 8 miles away); Trout Rock (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  . “Spruce Knobís climate can be classified as cold continental or highland. Summers are cool and often damp, with thunderstorms common both in spring and summer. Winters are cold and snowy, with an average of over 180 inches of annual snowfall leaving the summit access road often impassible between October and April. This mountain is known to receive high winds year-round; red spruce deformed by constant exposure to strong westerly winds are scattered across its rocky ridges.” (Submitted on November 11, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Spruce Mountain image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 30, 2016
3. Spruce Mountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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