Grant County

Grant County is located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and has a population of 11,937     (2010 Census).  The county seat is Petersburg.  Farming, tourism, and outdoor recreation are major sources of employment. Petersburg Trout Hatchery is the “Home of the Golden Trout”.

 

Main cities in Grant County include Petersburg, Mt. Storm, Gormania, Maysville, and Lahmansville. 

 

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2147

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – GRANT COUNTY


BY KING’S COMMAND

LOCATION:  RT 50, APPX 3-1/2 MILES WEST OF MT STORM, NEXT TO “FORT OGDEN” MARKER

GPS:

39* 16’ 42” N, 79* 17’ 37” W

39.278437 N, 79.293805 W

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1927

MORE INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA 

HISTORY CHANNEL ARTICLE


FAIRFAX LINE

LOCATION:  NEW LOCATION TO CORRECT POSITION, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF PREVIOUS LOCATION. ON RT 220 APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 55/28 JUNCTION AT THE STOP LIGHT IN PETERSBURG.

GPS:

38* 57’ 45” N, 79* 09’ 27” W

38.962692 N, 79.157712 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfax_Line

DETAILED HISTORY ON SURVEYHISTORY WEBSITE

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2227

LORD FAIRFAX

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


FORT BINGAMON

LOCATION:  RT 220 SOUTH, APPX 5-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF STOPLIGHT IN DOWNTOWN PETERSBURG,  AT LANDES RURITAN ROADSIDE PARK

GPS:

38* 55’ 39” N, 79* 10’ 30” W

38.927548 N, 79.175071 W

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


FORT MULLIGAN

LOCATION:  PETERSBURG, RT 28/ RT 55 APX ¼ MILE WEST OF SPLIT WITH RT 42.  NEAR ENTRANCE TO GRANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

MARKER PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021

LOCATION PHOTOS FEB 2018

GPS:

39* 00’ 09” N, 79* 08’ 13” W

39.002742 N, 79.137117 W

AMERICAN HERITAGE ARTICLE

AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST WEBSITE ARTICLE

http://www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Mulligan_(1) 


FORT OGDEN

LOCATION:  RT 50, APPX 3-1/2 MILES WEST OF MT STORM, NEXT TO “BY KING’S COMMAND” MARKER

GPS:

39* 16’ 42” N, 79* 17’ 37” W

39.278437 N, 79.293805 W

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021

Built by the VA colonial militia on Difficult Hill near Difficult Creek, it was a stockaded blockhouse and several cabins. Also spelled Logsdon.


GREENLAND GAP

LOCATION:  SCHERR, INTERSECTION OF RT 93 AND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ROAD/OLD GREENLAND GAP ROAD (CR 1).  NEXT TO OLD WHITE CHURCH

GPS: 

39* 11’ 36” N, 79* 10’ 12” W

39.193456 N, 79.170102 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/48

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING HISTORY ARTICLE 

http://www.abramscreek.com/Greenland-Gap.html 

MARKER PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021 (NOTE: POLE IS LEANING) GREENLAND GAP PHOTOS OCT 2019 AND JUNE 2011


ORISKANY SAND

LOCATION:  RT 28/55 AT GRANT COUNTY/ PENDLETON COUNTY LINE, APPX 8 MILES NORTH OF SENECA ROCKS

GPS:

38* 55’ 49” N, 79* 18’ 43” W

38.930515 N, 79.312092 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1769

https://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/geology/geoldvss.htm

MISSING?? PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATE


ORISKANY-HELDERBERG SANDS

LOCATION:  RT 220, APPX 2 MILES EAST OF PETERSBURG

*** MISSING 19 MAY 2021 ***

GPS:

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1769 

UMD STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER

USGS DETAILED ARTICLE

MISSING OVER 10 YEARS


PETERSBURG

LOCATION:  PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA AVE (RT 220) JUNCTION WITH PEPSI LANE, 3 BLOCKS EAST OF MAIN STREET (RT 55 /RT 28) NEXT TO OLD GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

*** MISSING 19 MAY 2021 ***

GPS:

38* 59’ 34” N, 79* 07’ 15” W

38.992970 N, 79.121074 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1842 

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PHOTOS #1-2 TAKEN 19 MAY 2021

PHOTOS 3-5 TAKEN JUNE 2009


PETERSBURG GAP

LOCATION:  RT 220/28 BETWEEN PETERSBURG AND THE HARDY COUNTY LINE

*** MISSING 19 MAY 2021 ***

GPS: 

https://wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/053699

MISSING OVER 10 YEARS


PETERSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

LOCATION:  PETERSBURG, NORTH MAIN ST APPX 300 YARDS NORTH OF STOP LIGHT, WHERE KEYSER AVE (RT 55/28) BRANCHES OFF, NEAR TOWN HILL CEMETERY

GPS: (APPX)

38* 59′ 53″ N, 79* 07′ 28″ W

38.998077 N, 79.124554 W

INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM FIRST LOCATION 

https://www.petersburg-pres.org/church-history/

NEW MARKER – NOT INSTALLED YET – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES


POPULATION CENTER

LOCATION:  RT 28/55 NEAR CABINS AT JUNCTION WITH SMOKE HOLE ROAD (CR 28/11)

*** MISSING ON 19 MAY 2021 ***

GPS: ??

HISTORY OF US POPULATION CENTER LOCATIONS

MISSING OVER 10 YEARS


SMOKE HOLE

LOCATION:  WAS LISTED AS MISSING FROM RT 28/55 NEAR CABINS AT JUNCTION WITH SMOKE HOLE ROAD (CR 28/11). LOCATED AT SENECA CAVERNS AND RESORT NEXT TO PUTT-PUTT GOLF AND ENTRANCE TO CAVE

GPS:

38* 59’ 10” N, 79* 15’ 56” W

38.986199 N, 79.265795 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_Hole_Canyon

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/486

USDA FOREST SERVICE ARTICLE

http://www.wvphotographs.com/gallery/04e/ 

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


ST MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH

LOCATION: APPX 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PETERSBURG NEAR DORCAS ON SPRING RUN FISH HATCHERY ROAD (CR 9/2) APPX 1-1/2 MILES FROM CR 9, AND ¼ MILE BEFORE REACHING SPRING RUN FISH HATCHERY.

GPS:

38* 55’ 24” N, 79* 05’ 20” W

38.923494 N, 79.089053 W

https://wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/050906

CURRENT CHURCH’S WEBSITE


TUSCARORA (CLINTON) SAND

LOCATION:  RT 28/55 NEAR SMOKE HOLE CAVERNS, APPX 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CABINS

GPS:

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/798 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarora_Sandstone

MISSING OVER 10 YEARS


VINCENT WILLIAMS

LOCATION:  PATTERSON CREEK ROAD (CR 5), APPX ½ MILE NORTH OF WILLIAMSPORT, APPX 3 MILES FROM MINERAL COUNTY LINE

GPS:

39* 12’ 38” N, 79* 01’ 42” W

39.210806 N, 79.028435 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1205 

FINDAGRAVE WEBSITE

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


GRANT COUNTY /

PENDLETON COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 28/55 AT GRANT COUNTY/ PENDLETON COUNTY LINE, APPX 8 MILES NORTH OF SENECA ROCKS

GPS:

38* 55’ 49” N, 79* 18’ 43” W

38.930515 N, 79.312092 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2147

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GRANT COUNTY /

PENDLETON COUNTY LINE

LOCATION:  RT 220 AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 10 MILES SOUTH OF PETERSBURG. NEAR OLD JUDY CHURCH AND MARKER (PENDLETON COUNTY)

GPS:

38* 52’ 05” N, 79* 13’ 00” W

38.868162 N, 79.216796 W

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


GRANT COUNTY /

HARDY COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 220/28/55 EAST OF PETERSBURG AT COUNTY LINE

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 00’ 07” N, 79* 04’ 58” W

39.002057 N, 79.082991 W

NOTE:  THERE IS NO PLACE TO PULL OFF NEAR MARKER EXCEPT AT WELTON PARK, APPX 200 YARDS WEST OF MARKER. VERY NARROW SHOULDER TO WALK ON.  USE CAUTION.


GRANT COUNTY /

MINERAL COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 93 NORTH OF SCHERR AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF RT 50

*** MISSING 21 MAY 2021 ***

PHOTOS 21 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 17’ 52” N, 79* 06’ 08” W

39.297959 N, 79.102419 W


GRANT COUNTY /

MINERAL COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 50/42, APPX 4 MILES EAST OF MT STORM

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 19’ 04” N, 79* 11’ 14” W

39.317922 N, 79.187492 W


GRANT COUNTY /

TUCKER COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 90 AT COUNTY LINE, NORTHEAST OF THOMAS

MISSING 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 11’ 05” N,  79* 26’ 58” W

39.184780 N,  79.449615 W


GRANT COUNTY / MARYLAND

LOCATION:  RT 50, GORMANIA

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021

GPS:

39* 17’ 36” N, 79* 20’ 44” W

39.293433 N, 79.345812 W