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Germany Valley

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Germany Valley

The Germany Valley, in Pendleton County, is beloved for its rural beauty. Long isolated among the ranges of the Allegheny Mountains, the valley is home to the descendants of German settlers who arrived from Pennsylvania in the late 1700s. For many years after settlement the inhabitants continued to speak in their native tongue. Seneca Rocks rises along one of several gaps that open along the western flank of the valley, including -- Riverton Gap, Harman Gap, Harper Gap, Roy Gap, . Many limestone caves and caverns open into the valley, including Roy Gap, Harper Gap, Harman Gap, and Riverton Gap. A popular overlook of the valley is located along US-33 west of Franklin, WV.

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