Pendleton County

Pendleton County is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  The population in 2010 was 7,695 – making it the 5th least-populated county in the state.  The county seat is Franklin.  Agriculture and outdoor recreational tourism are the main industries.  Seneca Rocks and Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia, are located in Pendleton County.  

 

Main cities in Pendleton County include Franklin, Upper Tract, Riverton, and Brandywine.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1832

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP WITH ALL MARKERS – PENDLETON COUNTY


FRANKLIN

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN IN FRONT OF PENDLETON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RT 220 (MAIN ST) AND WALNUT ST

GPS:

38* 38′ 30″ N, 79* 19′ 52″ W

38.641782 N, 79.331388 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021


WILLIAM McCOY HOUSE

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN ACROSS FROM PENDLETON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RT 220 (MAIN ST) AND WALNUT ST

GPS:

38* 38′ 29″ N, 79* 19′ 52″ W

38.641638 N, 79.331196 W

MARKER NOT INSTALLED AS OF 20 MAY 2021

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


DEVONIAN SHALE

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF FRANKLIN

*** MISSING ON 20 MAY 2021 ***

PHOTOS OF OLD MARKER FROM MAY 2009

GPS:

38* 37′ 16″ N, 79* 20′ 39″ W

38.621306 N, 79.344226 W


TROUT ROCK FORT

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH OF FRANKLIN, SITUATED APPX 100 FEET FROM DESTRUCTION OF SALTPETER WORKS MARKER

GPS:

38* 36′ 11″ N, 79* 22′ 16″ W

38.603300 N, 79.371121 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021


DESTRUCTION OF SALTPETER WORKS

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH OF FRANKLIN, SITUATED APPX 100 FEET FROM TROUT ROCK FORT MARKER

GPS:

38* 36′ 11″ N, 79* 22′ 16″ W

38.603300 N, 79.371121 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021


PENDLETON COUNTY /

STATE OF VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 15 MILES SOUTH OF FRANKLIN

GPS:

38* 29′ 46″ N, 79* 29′ 54″ W

38.496189 N, 79.498357 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021


ST MICHAEL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

THE WILFONG CHURCH

LOCATION: CR 21, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF SUGAR GROVE

GPS:

38* 28′ 27″ N, 79* 19′ 54″ W

38.474384 N, 79.331804 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021


PROPST LUTHERAN CHURCH

LOCATION: CR 21 (SUGAR GROVE ROAD), APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF BRANDYWINE

GPS:

38* 36′ 01″ N, 79* 15′ 18″ W

38.600451 N, 79.255043 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021 (LAST PHOTOS ARE VIEW WEST AND OLD PHOTO FROM ARCHIVES)

NOTE: 1 ROD = APPX 16.5 FEET (61 RODS = APPX 1,000 FEET)


PENDLETON COUNTY /

STATE OF VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 33, APPX 6 MILES EAST OF BRANDYWINE AT STATE LINE

GPS:

38* 34′ 43″ N, 79* 10′ 05″ W

38.578885 N, 79.168251 W

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ORISKANY SAND

(#1 OF 2)

LOCATION: RT 33, NEAR FRANKLIN AT HIVELY GAP (SOUTH OF BRANDYWINE??)

GPS: ???

MISSING?? EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES


FORT SEYBERT

LOCATION: OAK FLAT, INTERSECTION OF RT 33 AND RT 3 (SWEEDLIN VALLEY ROAD), APPX 8 MILES EAST OF FRANKLIN

GPS:

38* 39′ 30″ N, 79* 12′ 52″ W

38.658416 N, 79.214460 W

PHOTOS 20 MAY 2021


CRAGS – CAVERNS

LOCATION: ?? RT 33, NORTH FORK MOUNTAIN BETWEEN FRANKLIN AND JUDY GAP

LOCATION: ??? MISSING

MISSING – EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES


GERMANY VALLEY

LOCATION: AT PULLOUT ON RT 33, APPX 9 MILES WEST OF FRANKLIN (RT 220), APPX 3-1/2 MILES EAST OF JUDY (RT 28)

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021 (PANORAMA TAKEN OCT 2019)

GPS:

38* 42′ 29″ N, 79* 24′ 46″ W

38.708112 N, 79.413004 W


TUSCARORA (CLINTON) SAND

(#1 OF 2)

LOCATION: INTERSECTION OF RT 33 AND RT 28 AT JUDY GAP, APPX 12 MILES WEST OF FRANKLIN (RT 220), APPX 11 MILES SOUTH OF SENECA ROCKS

*** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 ***

PHOTOS #1-#4, 25 JUNE 2021 (#5-#6 PHOTOS MAY 2009)

GPS:

38* 42′ 22″ N, 79* 27′ 49″ W

38.706239 N, 79.463760 W


SPRUCE KNOB

LOCATION: RT 28, APPX 3/4 MILE NORTH OF CIRCLEVILLE, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF JUDY GAP (RT 33)

MARKER PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

SPRUCE KNOB PHOTOS OCTOBER 2009

GPS:

38* 40′ 46″ N, 79* 29′ 00″ W

38.679554 N, 79.483585 W


BIRTHPLACE OF RIVERS

LOCATION: RT 28 AT POCAHONTAS COUNTY LINE, APPX 12 MILES SOUTH OF JUDY GAP, SITUATED ACROSS FROM PENDLETON COUNTY / POCAHONTAS COUNTY LINE MARKER

GPS:

38* 36′ 45″ N, 79* 37′ 32″ W

38.612737 N, 79.625632 W

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PENDLETON COUNTY /

POCAHONTAS COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 28 AT POCAHONTAS COUNTY LINE, APPX 12 MILES SOUTH OF JUDY GAP, SITUATED ACROSS FROM BIRTHPLACE OF RIVERS MARKER

GPS:

38* 36′ 45″ N, 79* 37′ 33″ W

38.612560 N, 79.625856 W

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ORISKANY SAND

(#2 OF 2)

LOCATION: RIVERTON, RT 33/28 APPX 100 FEET SOUTH OF GERMANY VALLEY ROAD (CR 9)

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

38* 44′ 39″ N, 79* 26′ 16″ W

38.744320 N, 79.437862 W


GRAVESITE OF JOHN DOLLY

LOCATION: DOLLY HILL ROAD, 1 MILE EAST OF INTERSECTION WITH HORSE RIDGE ROAD AND BLAND HILL ROAD, EAST OF RIVERTON

MARKER PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021. GRAVE PHOTOS SEPT 2010.

GPS:

38* 43′ 27″ N, 79* 24′ 14″ W

38.724376 N, 79.404059 W

DIRECTIONS: FROM RIVERTON, TAKE GERMANY VALLEY ROAD (CR 6) EAST APPX 1/2 MILE TO HORSE RIDGE ROAD (CR 9/4). TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW HORSE RIDGE ROAD APPX 1-1/2 MILES TO SPLIT, TAKE DOLLY HILL ROAD TO THE LEFT AND FOLLOW 1 MILE TO MARKER.

NOTE: GRAVE IS LOCATED APPX 250 YARDS UP THE HILL FROM THE MARKER. YOU MUST CROSS PRIVATE LAND TO GET TO IT. ASK AT THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET. DO NOT TRESPASS.


CAMP LUTHER

LOCATION: RT 33/28, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF SENECA ROCKS

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

38* 49′ 04″ N, 79* 23′ 18″ W

38.818010 N, 79.388491 W


SENECA ROCKS

LOCATION: RT 33/28 APPX 50 YARDS SOUTH OF 3-WAY INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 33, 28, AND 55 AT SENECA ROCKS, DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM SENECA ROCKS DISCOVERY CENTER

*** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 ***

PHOTOS #1-#4 TAKEN 25 JUNE 2021.

FILE PHOTOS #5-#7 TAKEN MARCH 2009

PHOTOS #8+ TAKEN 2010-2019

GPS:

38* 50′ 00″ N, 79* 22′ 34″ W

38.833551 N, 79.376180 W


TUSCARORA (CLINTON) SAND

(#2 OF 2)

** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 ** BROKEN OFF

LOCATION: NEAR INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 33, 28, AND 55 AT SENECA ROCKS. AT ENTRANCE TO SENECA ROCKS PICNIC AREA AND HISTORIC CABIN.

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

38* 50′ 10″ N, 79* 22′ 27″ W

38.836299 N, 79.374198 W


PENDLETON COUNTY /

RANDOLPH COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 33/55, APPX 8 MILES WEST OF SENECA ROCKS, APPX 4 MILES EAST OF HARMAN

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

38* 53′ 32″ N, 79* 28′ 03″ W

38.892260 N, 79.467633 W


CHAMPE ROCKS

LOCATION: RT 28/55, APPX 6 MILES NORTH OF SENECA ROCKS, APPX 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PETERSBURG

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

38* 53′ 55″ N, 79* 18′ 58″ W

38.898673 N, 79.316144 W


PENDLETON COUNTY /

GRANT COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 28/55, APPX 9 MILES NORTH OF SENECA ROCKS, APPX 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PETERSBURG

GPS:

38* 55′ 49″ N, 79* 18′ 44″ W

38.930457 N, 79.312249 W

MISSING?? PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES AND PHOTOS


PENDLETON COUNTY /

GRANT COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 11 MILES SOUTH OF PETERSBURG, APPX 16 MILES NORTH OF FRANKLIN, JUST NORTH OF OLD JUDY CHURCH MARKER

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021

GPS:

38* 52′ 05″ N, 79* 13′ 00″ W

38.868250 N, 79.216796 W


OLD JUDY CHURCH

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 11 MILES SOUTH OF PETERSBURG, APPX 16 MILES NORTH OF FRANKLIN, JUST SOUTH OF GRANT CO LINE

GPS:

38* 52′ 00″ N, 79* 13′ 01″ W

38.866866 N, 79.217016 W

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


SMOKE HOLE (#1 OF 2)

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 2-1/2 MILES NORTH OF UPPER TRACT, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF SMOKE HOLE ROAD (CR 2)

GPS:

38* 48′ 56″ N, 79* 15′ 50″ W

38.815687 N, 79.263955 W

PHOTO 19 MAY 2021


SMOKE HOLE (#2 OF 2)

LOCATION: CR 2 (SMOKE HOLE ROAD), APPX 100 YARDS FROM ENTRANCE AT RT 220 ABOVE UPPER TRACT

GPS:

38* 48′ 22″ N, 79* 16′ 35″ W

38.806245 N, 79.276377 W

NOTE: SMOKE HOLE ROAD IS VERY NARROW, UNMARKED, AND TWISTY AFTER THIS POINT – NOT SUITABLE FOR LARGE VEHICLES

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


EAGLE ROCKS

LOCATION: CR 2 (SMOKE HOLE ROAD) APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF RT 220

GPS:

38* 49′ 24″ N, 79* 17′ 35″ W

38.823572 N, 79.293318 W

NOTE: SMOKE HOLE ROAD IS VERY NARROW, UNMARKED, AND TWISTY, NOT SUITABLE FOR LARGE VEHICLES

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


SMOKE HOLE CAVE

LOCATION: CR 2 (SMOKE HOLE ROAD) APPX 4 MILES NORTH OF RT 220

*** MISSING ON 19 MAY 2021 ***

GPS:

38* 50′ 26″ N, 79* 17′ 28″ W

38.840782 N, 79.291249 W

NOTE: CAVE IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITH NO ACCESS, NO TRESPASSING


ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH

LOCATION: SMOKE HOLE ROAD AT SPLIT OF CR 2 AND CR 2/3, APPX 5-1/2 MILES NORTH OF RT 220, NEXT TO SHREVE’S STORE

GPS:

38* 51′ 31″ N, 79* 16′ 46″ W

38.858789 N, 79.279477 W

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021


FORT UPPER TRACT

LOCATION: RT 220, APPX 11 MILES NORTH OF FRANKLIN, APPX 17 MILES SOUTH OF PETERSBURG, APPX 100 FEET NORTH OF SCHMUCKER ROAD

GPS:

38* 47′ 15″ N, 79* 16′ 55″ W

38.787598 N, 79.282085 W

PHOTOS 19 MAY 2021