— Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike —Frederick Lemon discovered a vein of natural asphalt near Macfarlan Creek in 1852. Shortly after the Civil War, the narrow-guage Calico Railroad was completed from Cairo to facilitate mining at the newly created boomtown of Ritchie Mines.
|Placed By||America’s Byways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 482854 N 4325451|
|Decimal Degrees||39.07800000, -81.19821667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 4.68', W 81° 11.893'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 4' 40.8" N, 81° 11' 53.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near WV-47, Elizabeth WV 26143, US|
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