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Brooks Overlook-New River Gorge National River image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, August 5, 2012
Brooks Overlook-New River Gorge National River
West Virginia (Summers County), Brooks — Brooks Overlook-WelcomeNew River Gorge National River
Before you is an excellent view of the upper gorge area of New River Gorge National River. This section of the gorge is broad and the river is wide, unlike the steep V-shaped canyon found downstream of Sandstone Falls. As the New River cut its way . . . — Map (db m100024) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Forest Hill — Civil War Camp
Forest Hill United Methodist Church, founded in 1835, served as temporary shelter in 1863 for 23rd Ohio Vol. Inf., including Col. R.B. Hayes and Major W. McKinley, later presidents of U.S. Preceding frame church building, 2nd on site, was one of the . . . — Map (db m99128) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Green Sulphur Springs — Andrew & Charles Lewis March
The nearby highway is part of route traversing W. Va. from Lewisburg to Point Pleasant memorialized by the state to commemorate the march of the American Colonial army of 1,200 men led by Andrew & Charles Lewis. After a month's march this . . . — Map (db m124116) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Hinton — Fort Culbertson
South on New River at Crump's Bottom, Fort Culbertson was built, 1774, at outbreak of Dunmore's War by Capt. James Robertson on order of William Preston, Lieutenant-Colonel of Fincastle County. This fort was garrisoned by troops. — Map (db m76682) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Hinton — Hinton
Named for its founder. Indian raids broke up early settlements in southern part of this county. First permanent settlements were those of James Graham at Lowell and of Robert Lilly on Little Bluestone from 1770 to 1772. — Map (db m76684) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Hinton — Lilly Bridge
The Lilly Truss Bridge was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the creation of the Bluestone Dam and Bluestone Lake. It was built to provide a transportation link across the lake. The . . . — Map (db m132561) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Hinton — Pack's Ferry
During the Civil War, Pack's Ferry was a strategic river crossing for Federal troops in the area. On the morning of August 6, 1862, 900 men and 2 artillery guns of Confederate Col. G. C. Wharton's command fired on 23rd Ohio soldiers . . . — Map (db m132560) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Hinton — Wreck on the C&O
Across Greenbrier River, on October 23, 1890, engineer George Washington Alley (b. July 10, 1860) was scalded to death. Engine No. 134, pulling Fast Flying Virginian from Cincinnati to Washington, hit a boulder on tracks. Lewis Withrow & Robert . . . — Map (db m76653) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Jumping Branch — Raleigh County / Summers County
Summers County Formed, 1871, from Monroe, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer. Named for the distinguished jurist of Kanawha, George W. Summers. Dr. Thomas Walker and companions explored the Greenbrier Valley, 1750, for the Greenbrier . . . — Map (db m132552) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Pipestem — Jordan's Chapel
1st frame church in the area, located .8 mi, NW. Built 1852 in the Greek Revival style, Prominent local brothers Gordon & Thomas Jordan gave land and lumber. Used by the Methodists many years. — Map (db m132566) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Pipestem — Mercer County / Summers County
Summers County Formed, 1871, from Monroe, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer. Named for the distinguished jurist of Kanawha, George W. Summers. Dr. Thomas Walker and companions explored the Greenbrier Valley, 1750, for the Greenbrier . . . — Map (db m132567) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Pipestem — Neely "Plantation"
John "Buttermilk” W. Neely, Sr. (1780-1865) & Delilah Sweeney Neely (1784)-1851) settled here in 1822 on 3,000 acres and reared 10 children. Property comprised total area of Pipestem St. Park. Nearby, Pipestem Knob is site of former Neely . . . — Map (db m132568) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Pipestem — Pipestem Falls
Name derived from the hollow stemmed shrub Spiraea alba which grows profusely along Big and Little Pipestem creeks. The first white man to see Pipestem was Christopher Gist, 1750, while exploring for the Ohio Land Company. Shawnee . . . — Map (db m132562) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Sandstone — Sandstone High SchoolNew River Gorge National River
Sandstone Visitor Center was constructed in 2003 to provide knowledge and information, inspiring a personal connection for visitors to New River Gorge National River and to our national park system. The site of the visitor center is an important . . . — Map (db m100021) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Talcott — Big Bend Tunnel
The great tunnel of the C & O Railroad was started at Big Bend in 1870 and completed three years later. It is more than a mile long, and now has a twin tunnel. Tradition makes this the scene of the steel drivers ‘ballad’ “John Henry” — Map (db m59216) HM
West Virginia (Summers County), Talcott — Fort Greenbrier
Near site of Fort Greenbrier, commanded by Capt. John Van Bibber during Indian raids in 1777. Here stands house built, 1772, by Col. James Graham, with walls pierced for rifle fire. Graham's son was killed and daughter captured by Indians. — Map (db m76639) HM

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