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Quick Facts
Designation: West Virginia State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees to drive this byway.
Length, One-Way: 43 Miles (71.67 Kilometers)
Time: 1 1/4 hours; including backways 2 1/2 hours

General Information

Description - The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike byway follows the spectacular route of the historic Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, which was one of the first major roadways over the Alleghenies into what was then western Virginia. The turnpike was vital to early settlement and development of the region, and was strategically important during the Civil War in securing Union control of the area which was to become West Virginia. The byway provides scenic mountain views and natural wonders, traveling over high mountains of the Monongahela National Forest, as well as through scenic mountian valleys. Together with the related backways which follow the original turnpike alignment, visitors can see the critical Civil War sites of Rich Mountain Battlefield, Beverly Historic Disrict, Cheat Summit Fort, Camp Bartow, and Camp Allegheny. Historic sites, houses, and towns line the byway, from early log cabins, to logging and railroad towns like Durbin and Mill Creek, through the Depression era Homestead community.

Attractions - The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike is known for it's Historical and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : Follow US 250 west from the West Virginia/Virginia State line to Huttonsville. Then follow US 219 north to the Town of Beverly.

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Additional Information:
Pocahontas County -
West Virginia Scenic Byways - West Virginia offers seven state and National Forest byways as well as four National Scenic Byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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