New River Gorge National River Historical

New River Gorge National River Historical (HM1VYJ)

Location: Lansing, WV 25862 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.212', W 81° 4.56'

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What is so special here? Why did the United States Congress in 1978 add New River Gorge to America's system of National Parks? Because at New River Gorge National River there is:

(Inscriptions under the images-left to right, top to bottom) *An ancient river of intriguing geology and form *Extraordinary scenic beauty *An unusual diversity of plants and animals *An irreplaceable memory of American mines and railroads *Superb recreation, especially fishing and boating.

In the words of Congress, New River Gorge National Rive was established; "for the purpose of conversing and interpreting outstanding, natural, scenic, and historic values and objects in and around the New River Gorge and preserving as a free-flowing stream an important segment of the New River in West Virginia for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations." Public Las 95-625, November 10, 1978.

Natural, scenic, and historic—-a free-flowing stream—-New River Gorge National River, part of a nationwide system of parks preserving American's heritage.
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Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 493333 N 4213606
Decimal Degrees38.07020000, -81.07600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.212', W 81° 4.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 12.72" N, 81° 4' 33.6" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 162 Visitor Center Rd, Lansing WV 25862, US
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