Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike

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Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike

Address:c/o Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance
PO Box 227
Beverly, WV 26253

Phone:304-637-7424
Web: www.spturnpike.org Description:Connecting the upper Shenandoah Valley with the Ohio River, the route was essential to early development and settlement of the area. It was also of prime importance in the political dissension that led to the separation and eventual statehood of the section of Virginia that became West Virginia. The historic byway and associated backways include such Civil War sites as the Rich Mountain Battlefield, Beverly Historic District, Cheat Summit Fort, Camp Bartow, and Camp Allegheny. Accompanying points of interest are the many historic sites, houses, and towns revealing the hardships of early life experienced by the settlers.
Legth: 180 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway follows US 250 west from the West Virginia-Virginia state line to Huttonsville, then US 219 north to Beverly, US 33 to near Troy, and SR 47 to Parkersburg. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2005).

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