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[[Image:Parrott Gun Droop Mountain WV.jpg|thumb|Reproduction Parrott gun at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park]]
 
[[Image:Parrott Gun Droop Mountain WV.jpg|thumb|Reproduction Parrott gun at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park]]
 
[[Image:View from Droop Mountain WV.jpg|thumb|View from observation tower at Droop Mountain]]
 
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[[Image:Droop Mountain Observation Tower.jpg|thumb|Observation tower at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park]]
 
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park ([http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Droop%20Mountain%20Battlefield%20State%20Park&state=WV&lon=-80.2717&lat=38.1119&pop=0&county=Pocahontas&elev=0&scale=3 map]), in [[Pocahontas County]], south of [[Hillsboro, West Virginia|Hillsboro, WV]], protects 58 acres on the summit of [[Droop Mountain]]. On November 6, 1863, Union troops under General W. W. Averell defeated Confederate forces here under General John Echols. The battle is considered the most extensive [[:Category:Civil_War|Civil War]] engagement in West Virginia.
 
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park ([http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Droop%20Mountain%20Battlefield%20State%20Park&state=WV&lon=-80.2717&lat=38.1119&pop=0&county=Pocahontas&elev=0&scale=3 map]), in [[Pocahontas County]], south of [[Hillsboro, West Virginia|Hillsboro, WV]], protects 58 acres on the summit of [[Droop Mountain]]. On November 6, 1863, Union troops under General W. W. Averell defeated Confederate forces here under General John Echols. The battle is considered the most extensive [[:Category:Civil_War|Civil War]] engagement in West Virginia.
  

Revision as of 00:19, 8 April 2013

Reproduction Parrott gun at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
View from observation tower at Droop Mountain
Observation tower at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park (map), in Pocahontas County, south of Hillsboro, WV, protects 58 acres on the summit of Droop Mountain. On November 6, 1863, Union troops under General W. W. Averell defeated Confederate forces here under General John Echols. The battle is considered the most extensive Civil War engagement in West Virginia.

The first West Virginia state park was established at Droop Mountain, being dedicated on July 4, 1928.


Recreation: hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, Civil War reenactments

Lodging: nearby

Dining: concessions, picnic areas

Highlights: Battlefield Markers, Park Museum, Droop Mountain Lookout Tower


Park Maps: Map : Topo Map : Aerial Photo : Tiger Map, Trail Map PDF


See also: Beartown State Park


Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park: Official Website
HC 64 Box 189, Hillsboro, WV 24946 / Phone: (304) 653-4254