Smoke Hole
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 38° 48.375 W 079° 16.584
17S E 649660 N 4296687
Another marker about Smoke Hole Canyon.
Waymark Code: WMNGWT
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/14/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 5

Smoke Hole, a rugged canyon formed by the South Branch of the Potomac River, extends eighteen miles south to US 220. Early explorers reported that heavy mists rising from the canyon looked like smoke coming from a deep hole. The canyon contains many caves and spectacular rock formations. Among the many caves, is Smoke Hole Cave. Its name originates from the presence of smoke stains on the roof which may have been caused by Indian campfires.
Marker Title: Smoke Hole

Marker Location: Just off US 220 on Smoke Hole Rd.

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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