Monroe County

Monroe County is located on the south-eastern border of West Virginia and Virginia. The population in 2020 was 12,376 and the county seat is Union.  It is home to Bluestone State Park and Pipestem State Park.  These State Parks support a large tourism economy in the county.  At one time, there were several spas built around springs, including Sweet Springs, Red Sulphur Springs, and Salt Sulphur Springs.  

 

Major cities in Monroe County include Union, Alderson, and Peterstown.

 

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GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – MONROE COUNTY


ALLEN T. CAPERTON

LOCATION: RT 219, UNION, AT NORTH END OF TOWN, ACROSS FROM ELMWOOD LANE, SITUATED APPX 50 FEET FROM CIVIL WAR MARKER

GPS:

37* 35′ 42″ N, 80* 32′ 34″ W

37.595056 N, 80.542833 W

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ANDREW S. ROWAN

LOCATION: RT 3, GAP MILLS, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF CR 15

GPS:

37* 33′ 50″ N, 80* 24′ 44″ W

37.563970 N, 80.412319 W

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ANN ROYALE /

SWEET SPRINGS

LOCATION: RT 3, SWEET SPRINGS, ACROSS FROM SWEET SPRINGS RESORT, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF VIRGINIA STATE LINE

GPS:

37* 37′ 46″ N, 80* 14′ 29″ W

37.629660 N, 80.241590 W

(GOV JOHN FLOYD BURIED 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF RESORT ON JEFFERSON LANE ??)

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BIG LIME

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH OF UNION

GPS:

37* 34′ 38″ N, 80* 33′ 04″ W

37.577294 N, 80.551164 W

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BISHOP MATTHEW W. CLAIR, SR

LOCATION: RT 3 (NORTH STREET), UNION, 1 BLOCK EAST OF RT 219 AT PUMP STREET

GPS:

37* 35′ 29″ N, 80* 32′ 32″ W

37.591549 N, 80.542503 W

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BLOCKHOUSE ON INDIAN CREEK /

HOME OF ISAAC ESTILL

LOCATION: RT 122, APPX 1 MILE WEST OF RAINES CORNER AND RT 219, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF CR 23/8 (WHITETAIL LANE)

GPS:

37* 31′ 42″ N, 80* 37′ 39″ W

37.528476 N, 80.627534 W

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CIVIL WAR MONUMENT

LOCATION: RT 219, UNION, AT NORTH END OF TOWN, ACROSS FROM ELMWOOD LANE, SITUATED APPX 50 FEET FROM ALLEN T. CAPERTON MARKER

GPS:

37* 35′ 41″ N, 80* 32′ 34″ W

37.594941 N, 80.542872 W

** NOTE: MONUMENT IS 100 YARDS AWAY IN FIELD **

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CONFEDERATE POSTAL SERVICE

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 1/2 MILE NORTH OF UNION

GPS:

37* 36′ 00″ N, 80* 32′ 25″ W

37.600171 N, 80.540355 W

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CIVIL WAR TALK ARTICLE

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COOK’S FORT

LOCATION: RT 122, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF GREENVILLE

GPS:

37* 32′ 49″ N, 80* 41′ 24″ W

37.547059 N, 80.690279 W

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DR. HENRY LAKE DICKASON

LOCATION: RT 219, LINDSIDE, AT CORNER OF BACK VALLEY ROAD, APPX 8 MILES NORTH-EAST OF PETERSTOWN

GPS:

37* 27′ 12″ N, 80* 40′ 11″ W

37.453562 N, 80.669860 W

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FIRST CORN CLUB

LOCATION: RT 219, PICKAWAY, APPX 150 YARDS SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 3

GPS:

37* 38′ 14″ N, 80* 30′ 26″ W

37.637324 N, 80.507468 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (SEE PAGE 30)

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GAP MILLS /

WILLIAM J. HUMPHREYS

LOCATION: RT 3, GAP MILLS, APPX 100 YARDS SOUTH OF CR 8 (MONCOVE LAKE ROAD)

GPS:

37* 34′ 03″ N, 80* 24′ 54″ W

37.591057 N, 80.415135 W

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GENERAL JOHN ECHOLS

LOCATION: UNION, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, CORNER OF MAIN STREET (RT 219) AND NOTA STREET, SITUATED NEXT TO WILLIAM PORCHER MILES MARKER AND NEAR UNION MARKER

GPS:

37* 35′ 27″ N, 80* 32′ 36″ W

37.591057 N, 80.543488 W

(HOUSE IS LOCATED AT ELMWOOD STREET AND 2ND STREET NORTH)

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GOV. JOHN FLOYD

LOCATION: RT 3, SWEET SPRINGS, AT JUNCTION WITH RT 311, APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF SWEET SPRINGS RESORT, SITUATED NEXT TO ROWAN MEMORIAL HOME MARKER

GPS:

37* 37′ 36″ N, 80* 14′ 46″ W

37.626679 N, 80.246342 W

** NOTE: CEMETERY MAY BE LOCATED APPX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF SWEET SPRINGS RESORT ON JEFFERSON LANE ?? **

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GRAVE OF ELIZABETH

GRAHAM STODGHILL

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF LINDSIDE AT CR 25 (COOK’S RUN ROAD)

GPS:

37* 28′ 38″ N, 80* 39′ 31″ W

37.477417 N, 80.658626 W

WIKITREE BIOGRAPHY

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GREAT EASTERN DIVIDE

LOCATION: RT 3, APPX 5-1/2 MILES WEST OF SWEET SPRINGS, APPX 4 MILES EAST OF GAP MILLS

GPS:

37* 34′ 59″ N, 80* 19′ 38″ W

37.583121 N, 80.327396 W

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HOME OF THE

JONES DIAMOND

LOCATION: PETERSTOWN, RT 219 (MARKET STREET) AT CORNER OF SYCAMORE STREET

GPS:

37* 23′ 48″ N, 80* 47′ 50″ W

37.396816 N, 80.797351 W

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JOSEPH SWOPE

LOCATION: RT 3, WOLF CREEK AT CR 3/3 (JACKSON ROAD), APPX 5-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF ALDERSON

GPS:

37* 40′ 10″ N, 80* 37′ 44″ W

37.669524 N, 80.629158 W

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MANN-MILLER /

SPRINGFIELD

LOCATION: RT 122, GREENVILLE, APPX 3 MILES WEST OF RAINES CORNER AND RT 219, AT ROADSIDE TURNOUT BY INDIAN CREEK BRIDGE

GPS:

37* 31′ 48″ N, 80* 39′ 30″ W

37.530160 N, 80.658506 W

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PETERSTOWN

LOCATION: PETERSTOWN, RT 219 (MARKET STREET) AND WATER STREET, APPX 200 YARDS EAST OF VIRGINIA BORDER

GPS:

37* 23′ 49″ N, 80* 47′ 56″ W

37.397040 N, 80.798933 W

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RED SULPHUR SPRINGS

LOCATION: RT 12, RED SULPHUR SPRINGS, AT JUNCTION WITH CR 23 (INDIAN CREEK ROAD) AND CR 27 (PINE GROVE ROAD), APPX 5 MILES SOUTH OF FOREST HILL AND RT 122

GPS:

37* 30′ 48″ N, 80* 45′ 54″ W

37.513509 N, 80.765120 W

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REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN

LOCATION: RT 3, ALDERSON, AT SOUTH END OF HOWELL STREET BRIDGE ACROSS GREENBRIER RIVER BY CORNER OF RAILROAD AVE.

GPS:

37* 43′ 29″ N, 80* 39′ 01″ W

37.724830 N, 80.650465 W

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ROWAN MEMORIAL HOME

LOCATION: RT 3, SWEET SPRINGS, AT JUNCTION WITH RT 311, APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF SWEET SPRINGS RESORT, SITUATED NEXT TO GOV JOHN FLOYD MARKER

GPS:

37* 37′ 35″ N, 80* 14′ 47″ W

37.626584 N, 80.246448 W

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SALT SULPHUR

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 2-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF UNION, NEAR CR 10/5 (KOONTZ ROAD)

GPS:

37* 34′ 15″ N, 80* 34′ 15″ W

37.570963 N, 80.570947 W

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SALTPETER CAVES

LOCATION: RT 122, APPX 1/2 MILE EAST OF GREENVILLE AT CR 23/4 (LAUREL CREEK ROAD)

GPS:

37* 32′ 44″ N, 80* 40′ 31″ W

37.545704 N, 80.675511 W

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UNION

LOCATION: UNION, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, CORNER OF RT 3 (NORTH STREET) AND RT 219 MAIN STREET

GPS:

37* 35′ 28″ N, 80* 32′ 36″ W

37.591344 N, 80.543524 W

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WILLIAM PORCHER MILES

LOCATION: UNION, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, CORNER OF MAIN STREET (RT 219) AND NOTA STREET, SITUATED NEXT TO GENERAL JOHN ECHOLS MARKER

GPS:

37* 35′ 27″ N, 80* 32′ 36″ W

37.591061 N, 80.543389 W

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WOOD’S FORT

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 4 MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN PETERSTOWN, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF PARK DRIVE

GPS:

37* 25′ 06″ N, 80* 44′ 29″ W

37.418396 N, 80.741450 W

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MONROE COUNTY /

WEST VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 219 (MARKET STREET), PETERSTOWN, AT CORNER OF MILL STREET, APPX 100 FEET EAST OF VIRGINIA BORDER

GPS:

37* 23′ 50″ N, 80* 48′ 03″ W

37.397396 N, 80.800832 W

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MONROE COUNTY /

WEST VIRGINIA

(#1 OF 2 MARKERS ??)

LOCATION: RT 311, APPX 1/2 MILE EAST OF SWEET SPRINGS RESORT,

GPS:

37* 38′ 15″ N, 80* 14′ 21″ W

37.637755 N, 80.239423 W

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MONROE COUNTY /

WEST VIRGINIA

(#2 OF 2 MARKERS ??)

LOCATION: RT 311, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF SWEET SPRINGS AND RT 3

GPS:

37* 36′ 24″ N, 80* 14′ 27″ W

37.606695 N, 80.240846 W W

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MONROE COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 3, (SOUTH) ALDERSON, AT SOUTH END OF OLD MONROE STREET BRIDGE (CLOSED TO VEHICLES), APPX 1/2 MILE EAST OF RT 3 BRIDGE ACROSS GREENBRIER RIVER

GPS:

37* 43′ 27″ N, 80* 38′ 34″ W

37.724287 N, 80.643002 W

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MONROE COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 5 MILES NORTH-EAST OF PICKAWAY, APPX 2-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF ORGAN CAVE, NEAR CR 219/1 (SECOND CREEK ROAD)

GPS:

37* 41′ 04″ N, 80* 27′ 22″ W

37.684724 N, 80.456128 W

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MONROE COUNTY /

SUMMERS COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 12, APPX 2-1/2 MILES NORTH OF RED SULPHUR SPRINGS, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF FOREST HILL

GPS:

37* 32′ 25″ N, 80* 47′ 05 ” W

37.540393 N, 80.784915 W

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