Shady Spring
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 42.544 W 081° 05.924
17S E 491297 N 4173540
Area was named for the nearby spring.
Waymark Code: WM13Y9W
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/12/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Shady Spring

Situated along a road originally cut by frontiersman Francis Farley during the late 18th century, the community was named for the nearby spring that served area residents and passersby with a continuous water source, Business activity in the area dates to 1832. During the Civil War, the turnpikes that met here proved crucial to campaigns into and around the Kanawha Valley.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Shady Spring

Marker Location: Rt 19

County or Independent City: Shady Spring, WV

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Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2019

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