West Virginia Travel Regions
-Wonders of WVA
|West Virginia: Mountain Lakes: History|
Bulltown Historic District
Burnsville, (304)452-8170, (304)853-2371
A mile-long interpretive trail links remnants of Union trenches, a restored turn-of-the-century farm, log cabins, barn, church and the Bulltown Civil War Battlefield. The historic center displays memorabilia from the early 1800s and battle artifacts. Part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
The Union victory over Confederate troops here in 1861 allowed the Kanawha Valley to participate in the movement for West Virginia statehood. The restored Patterson House displays relics of the battle and the park offers scenic views, hiking and picnicking. On the Civil War Discovery Trail.
Genealogical and Historical Library and Museum
A genealogical archives, library and historical museum, adjacent to Jackson's Mill.
Jackson's Mill Historic District
Weston, (304)269-5100, (800)287-8206 (within West Virginia)
The boyhood home of General Stonewall Jackson, the historic district's complex includes the Jacksons' original grist mill (c. 1837); the restored Blaker Mill featuring an unusual horizontal waterwheel; a reconstructed early 19th century cabin, and a cemetery. On the Civil War Discovery Trail.
Louis Bennett House (Public Library)
An excellent example of High Victorian Italianate architecture, this 17-room mansion (c. 1875) houses the Louis Bennett Public Library and retains some of its original furnishings.
Walkersville Covered Bridge
Crossing the right fork of the West Fork River, this 39-foot bridge was built in 1903. From Walkersville take US 19, south 1 mile.