Guarding the Turnpike

Guarding the Turnpike (HM13IL)

Location: Huttonsville, WV 26273 Randolph County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 37.367', W 79° 52.76'

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Federal forces built Cheat Summit Fort to control the strategic Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, the road below you. It ran from Virginia to Parkersburg, (West) Virginia. When finished, the turnpike opened the first continuous route between Richmond and the Ohio River. The road was originally chartered in 1817, but would not be completed until 1847. Today U.S. 250 and WV Route 47 roughy follow its path.

Further east along the turnpike, Confederates constructed Camps Bartow and Allegheny. They hoped to deny the Union easy access to the Shenandoah Valley. On clear days, soldiers at Cheat Summit could see the campfire smoke of the enemy over twenty miles away on Allegheny Mountain.
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HM NumberHM13IL
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Placed ByUS Forest Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:12am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 597555 N 4275513
Decimal Degrees38.62278333, -79.87933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 37.367', W 79° 52.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 37' 22.02" N, 79° 52' 45.60" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3923 Forest Rd 245, Huttonsville WV 26273, US
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