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Chestnut Ridge

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The Chestnut Ridge near Morgantown forms NE horizon

Many land features in West Virginia carry the name Chestnut Ridge.

Chestnut Ridge forms the lofty common border between Preston County and Monongalia County east of Morgantown, WV. The ridge is part of the longest structural fold in the Appalachian Mountains: though barely perceptible as a ridge for most of its length, its anticline extends northeastward from Clay County, near Charleston,WV, through Braxton County, Lewis County, Upshur County, Barbour County, Taylor County, and Preston County to Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania. The ridge in the north is sometimes considered the westernmost of the Allegheny Mountains, though it is geologically separate from those similar mountains.


Topo Map showing summit on Chestnut Ridge