Stagecoach Stop

Stagecoach Stop (HM1JV9)

Location: Coxs Mills, WV 26342 Gilmer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 1.898', W 80° 47.009'

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— Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike —

Finished in 1848, the Farnsworth House sits on a 300-acre farm with family cemetery. The house was built for James Farnsworth, brother of Daniel D.T. Farnsworth, second governor of West Virginia.

A tavern was built to feed and house travelers, and a toll house was located here to collect turnpike fees. There was also a cattle weighing Station for drovers moving animals for sale in Weston.

In addition to moving the stage safely across mountainous terrain, the driver also acted as baggage master, conductor and express man. Along the route, he was hailed and handed money with a request to purchase some article in the city.

Did you know? Proper handling of the horses and the coach was an art that required much practice, experiene, and not the least, courage.
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HM NumberHM1JV9
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Placed ByAmerica’s Byways
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Date Added Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 518740 N 4320309
Decimal Degrees39.03163333, -80.78348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.898', W 80° 47.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 53.88" N, 80° 47' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near WV-47, Coxs Mills WV 26342, US
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