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Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike

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Built  1861
Opened  1861
Added to NRHP  28 January 1999
NRHP Reference #  98001430
Area  11 ha
Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike
Location  Section between Stonewall Jackson Lake and Burnsville Lake, Burnsville, West Virginia

Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike is a historic turnpike located at Burnsville, Braxton County, West Virginia. It is a 10 mile long section of trail, approximately 20 feet in width, with an unpaved surface. It is administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. The route was built starting in 1847 to provide access to Sutton for transport of product to grist mills and sawmills, and provided access to the Bulltown sawmills. During the American Civil War, the turnpike was used in 1861 by Union troops to move to take control of western Virginia. It was also critical in the movement of troops during the Battle of Bulltown on October 13, 1863.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

References

Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike Wikipedia


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