Tucker County

Tucker County is located in north-central West Virginia.

 

Major cities in Tucker County include Parsons, Thomas, and Davis.  Two main attractions in Tucker County are Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley.  

 

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GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – TUCKER COUNTY

 


PARSONS / CORRICK’S FORD

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PARSONS, APPX 100 FEET SOUTH OF INTERSECTION OF RT 48 (SENECA TRAIL) AND RT 72 (CHESTNUT STREET), 1 BLOCK WEST OF COURTHOUSE.

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

** NOTE: MARKER HAS DOUBLE-SIDED “PARSONS” TEXT WITH NO “CORRICK’S FORD” TEXT AS INDICATED IN THE BOOK

GPS:

39* 05′ 45″ N, 79* 40′ 50″ W

39.096026 N, 79.680725 W

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WILLIAMS V BOARD OF EDUCATION CASE

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PARSONS, IN FRONT OF COURTHOUSE, 1/2 BLOCK EAST OF INTERSECTION OF RT 48 (SENECA TRAIL) AND RT 72 (CHESTNUT STREET) ON 1ST STREET

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 05′ 48″ N, 79* 40′ 48″ W

39.096837 N, 79.680214 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/26

WV Culture Article

Metro News Article

Carrie Williams – WV Encyclopedia


CORRICK’S FORD

LOCATION: RT 48/219, PARSONS, APPX 3/4 MILE SOUTH OF INTERSECTION OF RT 48 (SENECA TRAIL) AND RT 72 (CHESTNUT STREET).

NOTE: NO PULL-OFF FOR PARKING AT MARKER. NEAREST PLACE IS APPX 150 YARDS SOUTH BY ENTRANCE TO PRIVATE DRIVE.

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GPS:

39* 05′ 17″ N, 79* 41′ 05″ W

39.088116 N, 79.684 803 W

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SENECA TRAIL

LOCATION: RT 48/219, APPX 8 MILES SOUTH OF PARSONS, APPX 1-1/2 MILES NORTH OF TUCKER CO/ RANDOLPH CO LINE.

NOTE: NARROW PULL-OUT ALONGSIDE MARKER ON SOUTH/EAST SIDE OF HIGHWAY

GPS:

39* 05′ 42″ N, 79* 46′ 03″ W

39.095062 N, 79.767602 W

WV Encyclopedia

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TUCKER CO /

RANDOLPH CO

LOCATION: RT 48/219, APPX 9-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF PARSONS

NOTE: LARGE PULL-OUT FOR PARKING

GPS:

39* 05′ 22″ N, 79* 47′ 21″ W

39.089701 N, 79.789241 W

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MARY JANE SNYDER

LOCATION: RT 48/219/72, APPX 3/4 MILE EAST OF DOWNTOWN PARSONS AND COURTHOUSE (GOING TOWARDS DAVIS)

** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 **

NOTE: PARKING IS APPX 100 YARDS TOWARDS PARSONS

GPS:

39* 05′ 47″ N, 79* 40′ 15″ W

39.096415 N, 79.671110 W

PHOTO 02 APRIL 2019

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Ancestry Information 2

WV Culture Article


BLACKWATER CANYON GRADE

LOCATION: HENDRICKS, PARK/TRAILHEAD OF ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS TRAIL / BLACKWATER CANYONS TRAIL, APPX 1-1/2 MILES FROM TURNOFF FROM RT 48/219, NEAR HENDRICKS POST OFFICE.

** COULD NOT FIND ON 25 JUNE 2021 **

GPS: (APPX)

39* 04′ 30″ N, 79* 37′ 54″ W

39.075061 N, 79.631713 W

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

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TUCKER CO /

RANDOLPH CO

LOCATION: RT 32, APPX 6 MILES NORTH OF HARMAN, APPX 15 MILES SOUTH OF DAVIS

** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 **

GPS:

38* 58′ 35″ N, 79* 29′ 34″ W

38.976587 N, 79.492989 W


SALT SANDS (#1 OF 3)

LOCATION: RT 32, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF DAVIS

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 06′ 19″ N, 79* 26′ 42″ W

39.105479 N, 79.445271 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/188


SALT SANDS (#2 OF 3)

LOCATION: FOOTPATH FROM GIFT SHOP/ TRADING POST TO BLACKWATER FALLS, DAVIS

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 06′ 44″ N, 79* 28′ 57″ W

39.112486 N, 79.482539 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/188

Blackwater Falls

Blackwater River


SALT SANDS (#3 OF 3)

LOCATION: DAVIS, BLACKWATER FALLS STATE PARK, AT LODGE

*** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 ***

GPS: (APPX)

39* 06′ 29″ N, 79* 29′ 48″ W

39.108168 N, 79.496759 W

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COKETON COLORED SCHOOL

LOCATION: THOMAS, CR 27 (DOUGLAS ROAD) APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF RT 48. TURNOFF IS APPX 200 YARDS SOUTH OF POST OFFICE.

NOTE: ORIGINAL STRUCTURE IS GONE. CURRENT BUILDINGS ARE FROM OLD MINING COMPANY.

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 08′ 31″ N, 79* 30′ 23″ W

39.141960 N, 79.506420 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/26

WV Culture Article

Metro News Article

Carrie Williams – WV Encyclopedia

Wikipedia – Coketon


THE BLACKWATER

LOCATION: THOMAS, RT 48 AT THE NORTH END OF TOWN WHERE THE ROAD SPLITS FOR ONE-WAY TRAFFIC, APPX 150 YARDS SOUTH OF RT 48 SENECA TRAIL BRIDGE.

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 09′ 05″ N, 79* 29′ 48″ W

39.151521 N, 79.496707 W

Blackwater River

Blackwater Falls


TUCKER CO / GRANT CO

LOCATION: RT 90, NORTHEAST OF THOMAS, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF RT 219

** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 **

GPS:

39* 11′ 05″ N, 79* 26′ 58″ W

39.184782 N, 79.449613 W


TUCKER CO / GRANT CO

LOCATION: RT 48, APPX 12 MILES EAST OF RT 32 (DAVIS), NEAR EXIT FOR AL BROWN ROAD (CR 90/1).

NOTE: MARKER MAY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR 4-LANE EXPANSION

GPS: (APPX)

39* 11′ 42″ N, 79* 17′ 43″ W

39.195251 N, 79.295497 W

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FAIRFAX STONE

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 4 MILES NORTH OF THOMAS, AT CR 9 (W KEMPTON ROAD). ACTUAL STONE IS LOCATED ABOUT 2 MILES AWAY. FOLLOW CR 9 APPX 6/10 MILE, THEN BEAR RIGHT ON CR 9/3 (GRAVEL BUT FAIRLY SMOOTH, NARROW). FOLLOW CR 9/3 APPX 1-1/2 MILES TO PARKING LOT AT STONE.

GPS:

39* 11′ 31″ N, 79* 31′ 08″ W

39.192045 N, 79.518968 W

MARKER PHOTOS 08 MAY 2021

SITE PHOTOS AUGUST 2008 AND OCTOBER 2014

WV Encyclopedia Fairfax Stone

WV Encyclopedia George William Fairfax

Wikipedia – Fairfax Stone

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES


TUCKER CO /

PRESTON CO

LOCATION: RT 219, APPX 3-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER LAKE, APPX 6-1/2 MILES NORTH OF THOMAS

*** MISSING ON 08 MAY 2021 ***

GPS:

39* 13′ 05″ N, 79* 30′ 43″ W

39.218112 N, 79.512029 W

PHOTOS 08 MAY 2021


ST GEORGE

LOCATION: RT 72, APPX 6 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN PARSONS

NOTE: SMALL PULLOFF FOR PARKING APPX 50 YARDS SOUTH ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF ROAD

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 09′ 43″ N, 79* 42′ 15″ W

39.162027 N, 79.704200 W

WV Encyclopedia – Tucker Co and St George


FORT MINEAR /

FIRST COUNTY SEAT

LOCATION: CR 5 (LOCATION ROAD), ST GEORGE, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF CHEAT RIVER BRIDGE AND RT 72. NEXT TO “CAPTURE OF ST GEORGE/ IMBODEN’S EXPEDITION” MARKER

MISSING FROM PREVIOUS LOCATION ON 25 JUNE 2021. PHOTOS FROM MAY 2009

PHOTO #4 – WV ARCHIVES SHOWS 01 AUG 1893.

GPS: (APPX)

39* 09′ 57″ N, 79* 42′ 13″ W

39.166102 N, 79.703829 W

WIKIPEDIA – COUNTY SEAT WAR

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CAPTURE OF ST GEORGE /

IMBODEN’S EXPEDITION

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

LOCATION: CR 5 (LOCATION ROAD), ST GEORGE, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF CHEAT RIVER BRIDGE AND RT 72.

GPS: (APPX)

39* 09′ 57″ N, 79* 42′ 13″ W

39.166102 N, 79.703829 W

WV ENCYCLOPEDIA – IMBODEN RAID

WV ENCYCLOPEDIA – JOHN IMBODEN


ST GEORGE ACADEMY

LOCATION: ST GEORGE, HOLLY MEADOWS ROAD (CR 1), APPX 1/2 MILE AFTER CROSSING CHEAT RIVER BRIDGE

PHOTOS 25 JUNE 2021

GPS:

39* 09′ 50″ N, 79* 41′ 56″ W

39.163961 N, 79.698979 W

WIKIPEDIA – ST GEORGE ACADEMY

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES


TUCKER CO /

PRESTON CO

LOCATION: RT 72, APPX 9 MILES NORTH OF ST GEORGE, APPX 7 MILES SOUTH OF RT 50

** MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021 **

GPS:

39* 15′ 34″ N, 79* 43′ 17″ W

39.259456 N, 79.721394 W

MISSING ON 25 JUNE 2021

NO PHOTOS DUE TO TRAFFIC AND NO PLACE TO SAFELY PULL OFF ROAD


TUCKER CO /

BARBOUR CO

LOCATION: RT 38, APPX 6 MILES EAST OF RT 92, APPX 10 MILES WEST OF RT 72 AND ST GEORGE

GPS:

39* 11′ 42″ N, 79* 49′ 39″ W

39.195128 N, 79.827553 W

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