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Wildcat Branch Petroglyphs

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Also known as Turkey Rock Petroglyphs, these carvings (46-WA-41) on a flat rock of about eight-feet in diameter are located within 100 feet of Wildcat Branch, a tributary of the Big Sandy River. Four carvings on the rock resemble bird-like figures, and one looks something like a beaver. The carvings are of unknown age or purpose, and are mostly likely made by Native Americans or their ancestors. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as a Woodland period site.

Location: Near Fort Gay, WV, in Wayne County

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