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Shady Spring Mountain

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Shady Spring Mountain viewed from hillside at Beaver, WV

Shady Spring Mountain, in central Raleigh County, roughly seven miles southeast of Beckley, WV, was so-named for the Shady Spring, which bubbled forth among the roots of a large white pine to the southeast near the present junction of routes US-19 and WV-3 at Shady Spring, WV. The spring lent its name to nearby Glade Springs. The mountain's summits reach to more than 2,900 feet above sea level. More rugged than the surrounding bottom lands, the mountain was never settled, though foundations are apparent at some level areas near the top, likely the remains of hunting cabins. The mountain divides the waters of Beaver Creek and Little Beaver Creek.


Topo Map of summit on Shady Spring Mountain