For Hours, admission, and other information, see:
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In the Battle of Rich Mountain, July 11,
1861, Union troops flanked the Confederate Camp Garnett fortifica tions
blocking the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike west of Beverly. A Federal
brigade led by Gen. William S. Rosecrans overwhelmed a small Confederate
guard post at Rich Mountain pass and took control of the turnpike, forcing
the Confederates to abandon Camp Garnett. Gen. George B. McClellan, the
Federal commander, gained great prestige from this victory and was called to
Washington to command the Army of the Potomac. The Federals retained control
of Beverly and all of northwestern Virginia, paving the way for West
Virginia statehood two years later.
At Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site, 5 miles west of Beverly on Rich Mountain Road, visitors can see the site of the historic battle at the top of the mountain pass. One and a half miles further, at the west base of the mountain, are the earthworks of Camp Garnett. Brochures, signs, and interpretive trails guide visitors. Field of Fire, west of Camp Garnett, is a picnic area.
Visit the Rich Mountain / Historic Beverly Visitor Center on Files Creek Road in Beverly (facing the public square). Here you will find information and exhibits about Rich Mountain, Historic Beverly, and the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Byway.
Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site: 5 miles west of Beverly on Rich Mountain Road
The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike was completed in 1847, connecting the
upper Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with Parkersburg on the Ohio River. It
brought trade and prosperity into many remote and isolated settled regions
of western Virginia, including the market town of Beverly. As a gateway to
the B&O Railroad, the Turnpike was strategically important in the Civil War,
and its possession became the focus of the 1861 Mountain Campaign in western
Today, the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike National Scenic Byway follows much of the original alignment of the turnpike. You can visit several Civil War sites and historic towns along this dramatic route, while enjoying beautiful scenery and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Byway follows US Rt. 250 from the top of Allegheny in Pocahontas County to Beverly, and across the state to Parkersburg along Rts. 33 and 47. Drive the Camp Allegheny Backway and Rich Mountain Backway, where the original turnpike is now a backcountry road, to experience the Turnpike’s pristine past.
Learn more about the Turnpike at the new Beverly Heritage Center (hours above)
Experience the tangible artifacts of our
history at the Randolph County Museum of the Randolph County Historical
Society. Housed in the original 1828 Blackman-Bosworth Store building, the
museum has a broad-based collection including early settlement tools, Civil
War artifacts, belongings of early citizens, store and business collections,
Behind the museum, open by appointment, is an original subscription school rescued from a rural Randolph County location. It features an extensive collection of one-room school artifacts.
Adjacent is the relocated Stalnaker Cabin, an early settlement log cabin of uniquely interesting construction. Saved and moved by the Stalnaker Family Association, the cabin is being restored and furnished as an early settlement cabin.
The RCHS features programs about the county’s history, and welcomes new members interested in preserving the heritage of Randolph County.
Randolph County Museum
Summer Hours: Noon - 4pm on Friday & Saturday
Other Hours By Chance or Appointment
Admission: Donation Requested
Randolph County Historical Society
PO Box 1064, Elkins, WV 26241
Call: (304) 636-1953 or (304) 636-0841 or see: email@example.com
This unique regional genealogy library is located between Beverly and Elkins in the IOOF Building on the Beverly Pike. The library features over 2,000 publications on local and regional family histories.
Hours: Wednesday 1pm - 4pm ; Saturday 10am - 2pm
Or By Appointment
Allegheny Regional Family History Society
PO Box 1804, Elkins, WV 26241
(304) 636-8528 or 636-5558
Website at: www.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html
Lemuel Chenoweth built his one-of-a-kind
house in 1856. The post-and-beam house demonstrates the skill of a master
carpenter, and many design and stress features in construction reflect his
occupation as a self-educated architect and our candidate as America’s most
accomplished builder of covered bridges. (1846—1860)
Indian and Civil War artifacts found during restoration of the house are on display in the museum. You can also see a working scale model of pre-Civil War, up and down, two way, futuristic sawmill designed and built by Lemuel that shows the genius of this superb craftsman.
Most of the furnishings in the Chenoweth house are antiques dating from the 1700s to the late 1800s and are for sale. There are many paper artifacts from the Civil War in the form of letters, newspapers, and prints. Visitors can also see primitive iron lighting, cookware, and tools, as well as extensive wooden furnishings.
For tour times or group tour appointment call (304) 636-1953
Admission: Adults $4, Students $2
Full Service Village Florist
serving Beverly and the surrounding area. We’re happy to help you plan
custom designs to fit your need or special occasion.
Monday - Thursday 10am-5:30pm
Phone: (304) 637-1144
Stop by our shop on Collett Street or see us online at: www.blossomvillage.biz
Also open by appointment. (see link)
Modern American cuisine made with the freshest, locally- sourced ingredients available
Tuesday- Thursday 11am- 9pm
Friday- Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday Brunch- 10am- 3 pm
Phone: (681) 298-5002
In a quaint little country home,
along an off-the-beaten path, sits Yarn and Company, the area’s only “Ewe-nique”
specialty yarn shoppe. Featuring knitting books, patterns, hard to find
accessories and needles and gift items along with specialty yarns from
around the world, this shoppe offers more than you’d think could fit inside
the walls! Classes are available.
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am — 5pm
Other times by chance or appointment
Phone: (304) 636-3760
Located on Country Club/Airport Road - Just off Route 219/250 north of Beverly