Dramatic BarrierAt the heart of what was then the large state of Virginia, the Allegheny Mountains posed a formidable barrier to settlement and development. Turnpike engineer Claudius Crozet faced the daunting task of designing and building a road over these mountains, and no mountain was more of a challenge than Cheat. At Cheat Mountain, the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike lifted from 2700 feet on the valley floor near Durbin up to 3700 feet in less than 5 road miles.
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|Placed By||Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 600246 N 4272851|
|Decimal Degrees||38.59850000, -79.84880000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 35.91', W 79° 50.928'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 35' 54.60" N, 79° 50' 55.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20 Forest Rd 27, Huttonsville WV 26273, US|
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