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Mile 68
Pioneer History CMP Belle, originally named Reynolds after local store owner Robert Reynolds, was renamed Belle, after Mr. Reynolds' daughter, when the post office informed them another town named Reynolds already existed in WV. Descendants of the Reynolds family still operate the Old Stone House (1810) in Belle, the historical home of salt-maker Samuel Shrewsbury, and the oldest house of its typ...
Mile 34
Follow the Kanawha River along Route 62, Rivers to Ridges Heritage Byway, from Nitro to Point Pleasant, where the Great Kanawha meets the Ohio River. Along the way visit Buffalo, chartered 1837, which commemorates its long history and ancient Indian village.Point Pleasant River Museum 28 Main Street; 304.674.0144  Tuesday - Friday 10 - 3, Saturday 11 - 4, Sunday 1 - 5. West Virginia's only rive...
Mile 53
Dunbar CMP Dunbar, like much of the area, is on land that was originally occupied by Native Americans. Archeologists identified 11 mounds from the Adena Period (1000 BC) in the residential areas of Dunbar, plus the large Adena Mound located in Shawnee Park. First surveyed in 1774, the land was granted to George Washington for his military service. The town is named for Dunbar Baines, a prominent...
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