Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Hillsboro

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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is a state park located on Droop Mountain in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. The park was the site of the Battle of Droop Mountain, the last major battle of the American Civil War in the state taking place on November 6, 1863. John D. Sutton, a West Virginia private in the Union Army at the battle, became the leader in the movement to create the park when he served in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Dedicated on July 4, 1928, Droop Mountain Battlefield became the first state park in West Virginia.
The battlefield was transformed into a historical, outdoor recreation area by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Public reenactments of the battle have been conducted in October of some even-numbered years by the West Virginia Reenactors Association.
The park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Lewisburg exit of I-64 on U.S. Highway 219 and about 15 miles (24 km) south of Marlinton on US 219. The park is also near Beartown State Park and Watoga State Park.

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  • A great part of history. We visited Watoga State Park and Beartown the same day. Climbed to the overlook and enjoyed the amazing scenery. Definitely worth the stop. 
    A great part of history. We visited Watoga State Park and Beartown the same day. Climbed to the overlook and enjoyed the amazing scenery. Definitely worth the stop.  more »
  • I didn't get to spend a lot of time in the park, basically I drove up to the Lookout Tower and took some photos. From what I could see driving through, it has a lot of history and would be a good... 
    I didn't get to spend a lot of time in the park, basically I drove up to the Lookout Tower and took some photos. From what I could see driving through, it has a lot of history and would be a good...  more »
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  • When we got there a staff member (not the park ranger) came out of his workshop to greet us and offer us maps and local knowledge. We explored the museum and took a trail and on our way backto our car, he thanked us for visiting. The history is deep and you can feel it in every step. Definitely worth a visit as a nature lover, student, or history enthusiast.
  • Loved it,I actually got melancholy, I could feel the young soldiers running through that woods❤️😭

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