September 25, 2008

Historic Hardy County, WV

Hardy County Heritage Weekend will be celebrated Sept. 27-29, 2008. We attended last year and did not have time to see everything. 

Hardy County is just over the ridge in West Virginia, but it takes us almost an hour to get there. The roads over Great North Mountain are narrow and convoluted, so we usually  take Route 259 through Brock's Gap.  (We can reach VA 259 via Orkney Springs Road/Runions Creek, but you can also get on 259 from I-81 at Mauzy and follow it into West Virginia, where it becomes WV259. )

The Tuscarora Trail website says this: Brocks Gap is at the south end of the Great North Mountain group, where the North Fork of the Shenandoah River curves into West Virginia like a big J. The German River, Capon Run, and other tributaries meet near Blue Hole to form the North Fork.

Photo above shows Mathias Homestead.  See last year's post about Mathias, WV.

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