The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
The spelling and naming of the rock is the subject of dispute. According to many local residents, the 900-cubic-yard sandstone rock would correctly be named ROSEBY'S ROCK. Stonemasons, however, incorrectly chiseled ROSBBY'S ROCK, transposing the "e" with a "b," when commemorating the event. In 2002, village resident Dorothy Dakan Sedosky commissioned inmates from the Northern Regional Prison at Moundsville, WV, to paint the rock so that the "b" would appear as an "e". Someone else soon after painted the looped "b" in place again.
MAP: Rosby's Rock