Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County is located along the border with Virginia. Although it is the third-largest county in West Virginia, the population in 2010 was only 8,719.  The county seat is Marlinton. Timber and agriculture have historically been two main industries.  Because of its remote location, it was chosen as the site for the Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory which has been operational for over 60 years. With an average altitude of 3,219 feet, it is the site of headwaters for 8 major rivers – hence the nickname “Birthplace Of The Rivers.”  It is also the site of the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area and birthplace of Pearl S. Buck. 
Major towns in Pocahontas County include Marlinton, Green Bank, Durbin, and Hillsboro.

 

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GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – POCAHONTAS COUNTY


ANNA WALLACE

LOCATION: INTERSECTION OF RT 39 AND RT 219, MILL POINT, SITUATED NEXT TO BATTLE OF MILL POINT MARKER

GPS:

38* 09′ 29″ N, 80* 10′ 50″ W

38.158070 N, 80.180664 W

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BATTLE OF MILL POINT

LOCATION: INTERSECTION OF RT 39 AND RT 219, MILL POINT, SITUATED NEXT TO ANNA WALLACE MARKER

GPS:

38* 09′ 29″ N, 80* 10′ 50″ W

38.158070 N, 80.180664 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_Point,_West_Virginia

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BIG LIME

LOCATION: RT 55, APPX 4-1/2 MILES NORTH OF MARLINTON, JUST NORTH OF EDRAY

GPS:

38* 16′ 31″ N, 80* 05′ 52″ W

38.275354 N, 80.097882 W

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

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BIRTHPLACE OF PEARL S. BUCK

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF HILLSBORO, APPX 10 MILES SOUTH OF MARLINTON

GPS:

38* 08′ 28″ N, 80* 12′ 13″ W

38.141153 N, 80.203783 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_S._Buck

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BLUE AND GRAY /

“TRAVELERS REPOSE”

LOCATION: AT INTERSECTION OF RT 250, RT 92, AND RT 28 IN BARTOW, NEXT TO HISTORIC YEAGER HOUSE

GPS:

38* 32′ 16″ N, 79* 46′ 24″ W

38.538010 N, 79.773450 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BATTLE OF ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – AMBROSE BIERCE

WIKIPEDIA – TOL’ABLE DAVID

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CAMP ALLEGHENY

LOCATION: RT 250 AT WEST VIRGINIA / VIRGINIA STATE LINE

GPS:

38* 28′ 31″ N, 79* 41′ 56″ W

38.475470 N, 79.699142 W

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CAMP BARTOW

LOCATION: (APPX) NEAR INTERSECTION OF RT 250, RT 92, AND RT 28 IN BARTOW

GPS: (APPX)

38* 32′ 18″ N, 79* 46′ 25″ W

38.538380 N, 79.773685 W

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CRANBERRY GLADES

LOCATION: RT 39 / RT 55, APPX 7-1/2 MILES WEST OF MILL POINT AND RT 219, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF CRANBERRY MOUNTAIN NATURE CENTER AND SOUTH ENTRANCE (RT 150) TO CRANBERRY WILDERNESS

GPS:

38* 10′ 49″ N, 80* 15′ 48″ W

38.180396 N, 80.263494 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – CRANBERRY GLADES

WIKIPEDIA – CRANBERRY GLADES

WV TOURISM WEBSITE

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DENMAR STATE HOSPITAL

LOCATION: DENMAR, CR 31, APPX 4-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF RT 219 (HILLSBORO)

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GPS:

38* 05′ 11″ N, 80* 13′ 17″ W

38.086612 N, 80.221611 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – DENMAR HOSPITAL

ABANDONEDONLINE ARTICLE

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DROOP MOUNTAIN

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 6 MILES SOUTH OF MILL POINT, APPX 300 YARDS NORTH OF ENTRANCE TO DROOP MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

GPS:

38* 06′ 32″ N, 80* 16′ 07″ W

38.109068 N, 80.268773 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BATTLE OF DROOP MOUNTAIN

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – DROOP MOUNTAIN

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – DROOP MT BATTLEFIELD

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EDRAY

LOCATION: RT 219 / RT 55, APPX 3-1/3 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN MARLINTON AND RT 39, ACROSS FROM CR 1 (EDRAY ROAD)

GPS:

38* 16′ 12″ N, 80* 05′ 32″ W

38.270141 N, 80.092471 W

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HILLSBORO

LOCATION: HILLSBORO, RT 219, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF MILL POINT AND INTERSECTION WITH RT 55 / RT 39, BETWEEN CLARK STREET AND 2ND STREET

GPS:

38* 08′ 18″ N, 80* 12′ 27″ W

38.138563 N, 80.207716 W

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HUNTERSVILLE

LOCATION: HUNTERSVILLE, RT 39, NEAR SCHOOL HOUSE LANE, APPX 9/10 MILE EAST OF RT 28

GPS:

38* 11′ 20″ N, 80* 00′ 58″ W

38.189044 N, 80.016343 W

HUNTERSVILLE HISTORY

HUNTERSVILLE HISTORIC SITES

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HUNTERSVILLE JAIL /

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

LOCATION: HUNTERSVILLE, RT 39 AT CR 21 (BEAVER CREEK ROAD), APPX 3/4 MILE EAST OF RT 28, BY WHITE CHURCH

GPS:

38* 11′ 24″ N, 80* 01′ 03 ” W

38.190090 N, 80.017693

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES – PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

HUNTERSVILLE HISTORIC SITES

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LEE’S HEADQUARTERS

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF RT 66, JUST WEST OF SNOWSHOE RESORT AREA

GPS:

38* 25′ 18″ N, 80* 02′ 36″ N

38.421713 N, 80.043454 W

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MARLINTON

LOCATION: MARLINTON, RT 219, APPX 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF RT 39 (8TH STREET BRIDGE), AT CR 19 (JERICO ROAD)

GPS:

38* 13′ 23″ N, 80* 06′ 01″ W

38.223171 N, 80.100341 W

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MAXON SAND

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 1/2 MILE NORTH OF GREENBRIER COUNTY LINE, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH OF DROOP MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD S.P., APPX 50 YARDS NORTH OF BEAR TOWN ROAD (CR 219-11)

GPS:

38* 04′ 08″ N, 80* 17′ 23″ W

38.069050 N, 80.289955 W

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MILL POINT

LOCATION: MILL POINT, RT 219, APPX 100 YARDS SOUTH OF INTERSECTION WITH RT 39, APPX 9 MILES SOUTH OF MARLINTON

GPS:

38* 09′ 26″ N, 80* 10′ 53″ W

38.157325 N, 80.181557 W

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RAID ON HUNTERSVILLE

LOCATION: HUNTERSVILLE, RT 39, APPX 3/4 MILE EAST OF RT 28

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GPS: (APPX)

38* 11′ 27″ N, 80* 01′ 07″ W

38.190950 N, 80.018632 W

HUNTERSVILLE HISTORIC SITES

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RIDER GAP

LOCATION: RT 39 APPX 100 YARDS WEST OF VIRGINIA STATE LINE, APPX 14 MILES EAST OF MARLINTON, SITUATED NEAR WV/VA STATE LINE MARKER

GPS:

38* 07′ 24″ N, 79* 56′ 39″ W

38.123467 N, 79.944206 W

WIKIPEDIA – WILLIAM W. LORING

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TUSCARORA (CLINTON) SAND

LOCATION: RT 39, APPX 3/4 MILE EAST OF HUNTERSVILLE AT EAST END OF THE KNAPP CREEK BRIDGE

** MISSING ?? **

GPS:

38* 10′ 56″ N, 80* 00′ 18″ W

38.182225 N, 80.005236 W

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WEST VIRGINIA /

VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 250 AT STATE LINE, APPX 7 MILES EAST OF RT 28 AND THORNWOOD, SITUATED NEAR RIDER GAP MARKER

GPS:

38* 28′ 32″ N, 79* 41′ 56″ W

38.475615 N, 79.699099 W

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WEST VIRGINIA /

VIRGINIA

LOCATION: RT 84 AT STATE LINE, APPX 5 MILES EAST OF RT 92, APPX 15 MILES NORTH-EAST OF MINNEHAHA SPRINGS

GPS:

38* 17′ 33″ N, 79* 48′ 10″ W

38.292765 N, 79.802944 W

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 39 / RT 55, APPX 13 MILES WEST OF MILL POINT AND RT 219, APPX 7 MILES WEST OF THE CRANBERRY MOUNTAIN NATURE CENTER AND RT 150

GPS:

38* 11′ 30″ N, 80* 21′ 42″ W

38.191689 N, 80.361697 W

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 3-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF DROOP MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK, APPX 7 MILES NORTH OF RENICK, APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF REHMS MOUNTAINTOP ROAD

GPS:

38* 04′ 00″ N, 80* 17′ 40″ W

38.066807 N, 80.294463 W

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY /

PENDLETON COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 28, APPX 10 MILES NORTH OF BARTOW, APPX 12 MILES SOUTH OF JUDY GAP, AT CR 112

GPS:

38* 36′ 45″ N, 79* 37′ 32″ W

38.612621 N, 79.625829 W

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY /

RANDOLPH COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 219 / RT 55, APPX 3 MILES NORTH OF RT 66 AND SNOWSHOE AREA, APPX 8 MILES SOUTH OF VALLEY HEAD

GPS:

38* 27′ 34″ N, 80* 01′ 41″ W

38.459600 N, 80.028317 W

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY /

RANDOLPH COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 250 / RT 92, APPX 4 MILES WEST OF DURBIN, APPX 13 MILES EAST OF HUTTONSVILLE

GPS:

38* 35′ 55″ N, 79* 50′ 56″ W

38.598822 N, 79.849088 W

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