Strategic Location on the TurnpikeRomney experienced many troop movements and skirmishes during the course of the war because of its location on the vitally important North Western Turnpike The road linked Winchester, near the northern end of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, with Parkersburg on the Ohio River. The earliest engagement fought here occurred on June 13, 1861, when a Federal force under Col. Lewis Wallace stormed the covered bridge and briefly occupied the town. Romney allegedly changed hands about sixty times during the war, sometimes more than once within a twenty-four hour period.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 693698 N 4356928|
|Decimal Degrees||39.34010000, -78.75240000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 20.406', W 78° 45.144'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 20' 24.36" N, 78° 45' 8.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 340 E Main St, Romney WV 26757, US|
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