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Historical Markers in Cheat Bridge, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Randolph County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Randolph County, WV (104) Barbour County, WV (42) Grant County, WV (32) Pendleton County, WV (44) Pocahontas County, WV (61) Tucker County, WV (61) Upshur County, WV (49) Webster County, WV (18)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  BarbourCounty(42) Barbour County (42)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  PendletonCounty(44) Pendleton County (44)  PocahontasCounty(61) Pocahontas County (61)  TuckerCounty(61) Tucker County (61)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)
Elkins is the county seat for Randolph County
Cheat Bridge is in Randolph County
      Randolph County (104)  
ADJACENT TO RANDOLPH COUNTY
      Barbour County (42)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Pendleton County (44)  
      Pocahontas County (61)  
      Tucker County (61)  
      Upshur County (49)  
      Webster County (18)  
 
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1West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Asa Gray / Buffalo-Indian Trail
Asa Gray. Asa Gray, famous Harvard botanist, discovered plants new to science as he crossed Cheat Mountain by way of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, August 1843. He was one of the original 50 named to New York Hall of Fame. . . . Map (db m82232) HM
2West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Astride the Road from Nowhere
"Our tents were pitched on a rocky point with a fine forest on every side and a magnificent view of the Alleghenies on front of us, a beautiful romantic, though desolate spot." - William Houghton, 14th Indiana Infantry, July 16, 186 . . . Map (db m58245) HM
3West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Behind the Parapet
Union soldiers built the main earthworks here to provide defense. They made the embankment by forming a crib with spruce logs. The crib was then filled with earth and stone. Such a fortification would provide protection from rifle and artillery . . . Map (db m58241) HM
4West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Cabin Remains
This area is where troops were quartered. Most cabins within the earthworks were lumber structures with bark roofs. These measured roughly 40 feet by 20 feet and were extremely crowed at times. The circular mounds usually represent collapsed . . . Map (db m58249) HM
5West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Cheat Summit Camp
Also called Fort Milroy. Fortified camp in gap at the crest of White Top of Cheat Mountain. Occupied by Federal troops during fall and winter of 1861-1862; repulsed threats in Lee's mountain campaign of 1861. Fort's command of the . . . Map (db m46328) HM
6West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Cheat Summit Fort1861-1862
Cheat Summit Fort, also called “Fort Milroy,” was constructed by Federal troops in the summer of 1861. The fort was positioned to control the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Initial work was conducted by six companies of the 14th Indiana . . . Map (db m58239) HM
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7West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Guarding the Turnpike
Federal forces built Cheat Summit Fort to control the strategic Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, the road below you. It ran from Virginia to Parkersburg, (West) Virginia. When finished, the turnpike opened the first continuous route between Richmond . . . Map (db m58243) HM
8West Virginia (Randolph County), Cheat Bridge — Shavers Fork
Mountaintop Watershed Near this point the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike crossed the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River, going over Cheat Mountain at a high point of almost 4000 feet at White Top. The Shavers Fork forms a high elevation . . . Map (db m58251) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022