Monroe Country, WV
Monroe County Historical Society
National Register of Historic Places
Overview of structures listed in the national register of historic places
Monument to Confederate Soldiers of Monroe County
Plot was donated to the Daughters of the Confederacy in the late 1890's by a descendant of Allen Caperton, both a U.S. and C.S.A.Senator, and Hugh Caperton, a congressman from 1813 to 1815. The monument was dedicated in September of 1901.
Main Street, Union, WV
Cook's Old Mill
304-832-6060 Greenville, WV 24945
Erected in 1867 on the site of the original mill dating to the late 1700's. Much restoration has been done by present and previous owners, Fred and Barbara Ziegler.
Old Sweet Springs
The first hotel was erected on the site in 1792, making the resort one of the area's earliest. The brick hotel, cottages, and bathhouse which remain date from the 1830's, and were designed by William Phelps, who studied architecture under Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia. District court proceedings for the counties of Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe (after 1799), Botetourt, and Montgomery were held here from 1796 until 1807.
Grist Mill - Reed's Mill/Mustain's Farms
Water powered grist mill constructed in 1791. Products are all water powered, stone ground, and home grown. Many organic grown products, all are whole grain unsifted products: native corn meal, both white and yellow; popcorn meal; whole wheat, rye, and buckwheat flour. Locally produced honey, maple syrup, and apple butter. Woodwork products: chairs, cabinets, etc. Rough cut lumber available for hobbiests from trees grown and sawed on our farm. Tours and demonstrations available by appointment.
Second Creek, WV 24974
304.772.5665 | 304.667.7412
Salt Sulphur Springs
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Opened as a resort in 1820. Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, and John Calhoun among prominent guests. General Jenkins and other Confederates made their headquarters here during several campaigns. Buildings still standing include: main part of the hotel, bathhouse, spring house, chapel, store building and two cottages. It is the largest complex of stone buildings in West Virginia
Rural Heritage Quilt Trail
You are invited to take a trip back in time as you slow down and enjoy Monroe County's scenic countryside. For your pleasure we have displayed the artistry of the traditional quilt on a backdrop of historic barns and buildings, schools, and local businesses. Take your time, pack a lunch or better yet stop at a local country store or diner to enjoy some local flavors. You will find a variety of historic sites and other places to entertain you along the way. Please note: the map that is on the monroewvquilttrail website does not stand alone. When traveling around the county looking for the quilts, the map should be accompanied by the directions from the "Quilt Blocks" section of the website.
The Springs Trail
Greenbrier County, WV
History of Lewisburg
Civil War Discovery Trail
Battle of Lewisburg
Old Stone Church
DROOP MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
Droop Mountain Battlefield is the site of one of West Virginia’s largest and last important Civil War battles. The battle was fought on November 6, 1863, between the Union army of General William Averell and the Confederate army of General John Echols. Echols’ army was pushed south into Virginia and never regained control of southeastern West Virginia
(within 30- 45 minutes drive)
Hinton Railroad Museum
c/o Summers County Visitors Center
206 Temple St, Hinton WV 25951
Historic uniforms and artifacts from the C&O Railway. Model train exhibit, John Henry era tools and hand-carved wood sculpture collection.
Open 10-2, Tuesdays-Saturdays.
Giles County, VA
(within 30- 45 minutes drive)
Giles Historical Society