Salt Rock
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 20.712 W 082° 14.375
17S E 391678 N 4244843
Quick Description: A brief history of the area.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2021 10:39:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM13YXH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 0

Long Description:
Salt Rock

First White settlers came here from Giles County. Virginia in pursuit of an Indian raiding party that had taken their horses. Permanent settlement established by 1800. McComas and Hatfield Families were among first settlers. Thomas ward produced salt here as early as 1817, and it soon became a major industry in area. Legend says the community was named because farmers here used to put salt on the rocks along t5he river to induce their cattle to come and drink. Petroglyphs, village sites, mounds and artifacts found nearby indicate the presence of Indians as early as 1000 A.D.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Salt Rock

Marker Location: RT 10 in community park

County or Independent City: Rock Salt, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Culture and History, 1978

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