"Caudy's Castle"

"Caudy's Castle" (HMDQM)

Location: Bethany, WV 26032 Hampshire County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 24.201', W 78° 24.948'

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Named for James Caudy, pioneer and Indian fighter, who took refuge from the Indians on a mass of rocks overlooking Cacapon River during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). From his position on the Castle of Rocks, he defended himself by pushing the Indians, one by one with the butt of his rifle, over the precipice as they came single file along the narrow crevice of rocks. They fell 450-500 ft. to the base along the edge of the Cacapon.
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HM NumberHMDQM
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Year Placed1974
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 722509 N 4364724
Decimal Degrees39.40335000, -78.41580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.201', W 78° 24.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 12.06" N, 78° 24' 56.88" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-206 Bloomery Pike, Bethany WV 26032, US
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