The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Laurel Mountain is among West Virginia's most obvious geographic stuctures. Running southwest to northeast through Randolph County, Barbour County, and Tucker County into Preston County, Laurel Mountain often forms the border between counties. The mountain appears much like the long, folded mountains of the Appalachian Valley & Ridge Region, but is located on the west side of the Allegheny Mountains rather than the east. The mountain is formed by a structural fold in the earth's crust which continues north from Laurel as Briery Mountains, north of Cheat River, and south as Rich Mountain, south of Tygart River.
Topo Map showing summit on Laurel Mountain