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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Valley Head, West Virginia
Location of Valley Head, West Virginia
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|The Greenbrier Limestone, in this quarry represent the “Big Lime” of the driller. Fish-egg like oölitic zones in the “Big Lime” produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia. — — Map (db m155088) HM|
|One-half mile east is the site of Gen. R. E. Lee's Valley Mountain Headquarters where he camped with his troops from Aug. 6 to Sept. 20, 1861 while he directed the ill-fated Cheat Mountain Campaign. — — Map (db m34366) HM|
|Named for the Mingo Indians who had a village here. This tribe was a branch of the Iroquois. The Seneca Indian Trail passes this point. On Valley Mountain in 1861, Gen. Robert E. Lee camped while campaigning in this valley. — — Map (db m34374) HM|
|Nearby is the burial place of Darby Conley (Connolly) and members of his family, victims of an Indian attack on this upper Tygart Valley settlement in 1777 (“bloody year of the three sevens”). One headstone marks graves. — — Map (db m82344) HM|
|In 1777, Indians killed Darby Connolly and several members of his family on Connolly Run. Other settlers were taken captive. At Indian Run in 1780, three members of surveying party under Jacob Warwick were killed by the Indians. — — Map (db m34429) HM|