November 16, 2007

A View from Orkney Grade

As you head down Supinlick Ridge on Orkney Grade (VA 263), you pass this view where a small subdivision is being built.

Orkney Grade was once named Howard's Lick Turnpike, a lick being a mineral spring (same derivation as "salt lick"). Howard's Lick was across the mountain and the road went all the way there via what is now Crooked Run Road. Today Howard's Lick is the site of Lost River State Park, WV.

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