Smoke Hole

Smoke Hole (HM1RUC)

Location: Upper Tract, WV 26866 Pendleton County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.936', W 79° 15.838'

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The Smoke Hole, a rugged canyon of 1421 feet elevation, made by the South Branch of he Potomac River, extends eighteen miles to the junction with the North Fork. In Coeymans Limestone of Devonian Age, the river has carved out various formations and caves. Big Cave and Old Mines Cave, where saltpeter was made during the War Between the States, are the most noted. Smoke Hole is one of the States natural wonders.
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HM NumberHM1RUC
Year Placed1989
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Culture and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 650720 N 4297745
Decimal Degrees38.81560000, -79.26396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.936', W 79° 15.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 56.16" N, 79° 15' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Petersburg Pike, Upper Tract WV 26866, US
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