|Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park|
|West Virginia State Park|
|Country||22x20px United States|
|State||Template:Country data West Virginia|
|Area||287 acres (116.1 ha)|
|Dedicated||July 4, 1928 |
|Nearest city||Marlinton, West Virginia|
Location of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in West Virginia
|Website: Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park|
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is a state park located on Droop Mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Droop Mountain was the site of the last major conflict of the American Civil War in West Virginia. A private in the U.S. Army at the Battle of Droop Mountain, John D. Sutton, became the leader in the movement to create the park when he served in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Dedicated on July 4, 1928, Droop Mountain Battlefield became the first state park in West Virginia.
The battlefield was transformed into a historical, outdoor recreation area by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Public reenactments of the battle are conducted in October of even-numbered years by the West Virginia Reenactors Association. The next reenactment is scheduled for October, 2010.
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Lewisburg exit of I-64 on U.S. Highway 219 and about 15 miles (24 km) south of Marlinton on US 219. The park is also near Beartown State Park and Watoga State Park.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Features[edit | edit source]
- Droop Mountain Museum with battle artifacts
- Lookout Tower
- Picnic areas with shelters
- Tots playgrounds
See also[edit | edit source]
- American Civil War
- Battle of Droop Mountain
- List of West Virginia state parks
- State park
- West Virginia in the American Civil War
|Droop Mountain Battlefield|
|U.S. National Register of Historic Places|
|Nearest city:||Marlinton, West Virginia|
|Added to NRHP:||January 26, 1970|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Dedication of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park". West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. http://www.webcitation.org/5YpMec0AH. Retrieved 2008-07-04.
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- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.