Smoke Hole
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 38° 48.938 W 079° 15.838
17S E 650720 N 4297749
A marker about the nearby Smoke Hole Canyon.
Waymark Code: WMNGWR
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/14/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 6

The Smoke Hole, a rugged canyon of 1421 feet elevation, made by the South Branch of the Potomac River, extends eighteen miles to the junction with the North Fork. In Coeymans Limestone of Devonian Age, the river has carved out various formations and caves. Big Cave and Old Mines Cave, where saltpeter was made during the War Between the States, are the most noted. Smoke Hole is one of State's natural wonders.
Marker Title: Smoke Hole

Marker Location: North of Upper Tract on US 220.

County or Independent City: Upper Tract

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Culture and History

Marker Number: Not listed

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