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Muddy Creek Mountain

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Muddy Creek Mountain rises beyond the Muddy Creek Valley
Map showing Muddy Creek Mountain and vicinity

In central Greenbrier County, Muddy Creek Mountain is a rock crested geologic fold that marks the western edge of the Big Levels some 10 miles west of Fairlea and Lewisburg, WV. In 1763, the Shawnee massacred a settlement along the western flank of the mountain, since known as the Muddy Creek Mountain Massacre. Then, as now, its peaks provide panoramic views of the eastward levels and westward Alleghenies. Its flanks are steep, rocky, and heavily forested, though its long, narrow summit often widens to accommodate small highland pasture. The mountain ends in the south at the Greenbrier River.


See also: Royal Proclamation of 1763

Topo Map showing summit on Muddy Creek Mountain