Historic Veterans Ride Discover MORE!gantown Scenic Rides

From Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors’ Center
341 Chaplin Road, First Floor, Morgantown, WV 26501

(Rowlesburg School)

1 Head southeast on Donley St toward Don Knotts Blvd/University Ave
2 Turn right at Don Knotts Blvd/University Ave
3 Slight left at Dorsey Ave
4 Slight right at Kingwood Pike/Ross St - Continue to follow Kingwood Pike
5 Continue onto Kingwood Pike
6 Continue onto Dorsey Ave
7 Continue onto Kingwood Pike
8 Continue onto Kingwood Ave/State Route 7 - Continue to follow State Route 7
9 Turn left at W Virginia 7 E/W Main St - Continue to follow W Virginia 7 E
10 Turn right at W Virginia 72 S
11 Turn right at Buffalo St
Arriving at Buffalo St
Total: 35.0 mi - about 57 mins

DIRECTIONS TO Grafton National Cemetery
in Grafton, WV
Starting from Buffalo St
1 Head south on W Virginia 72 S/Buffalo St toward W Main St - Continue to follow W Virginia 72 S
2 Turn right at US-50 W/W Virginia 72 S/George Washington Hwy - Continue to follow US-50 W
3 Turn left at Victory Ave
4 Continue onto Lincoln St
5 Continue onto E Main St
6 Turn left at US-119 S/W Main St - Continue to follow US-119 S
7 Continue onto Beech St
8 Turn right at Co Route 119/42/Walnut St
9 Turn right at Armstrong Alley
Arriving at Armstrong Alley
Total: 26.7 mi - about 40 mins

in Philippi, WV
Starting from Armstrong Alley
1 Head southeast on Armstrong Alley toward Co Route 119/42/Walnut St
2 Turn right at Co Route 119/42/Walnut St
3 Continue onto Pearl St
4 Turn right at Liberty St
5 Turn left at US-119 S/Webster Rd - Continue to follow US-119 S
6 Turn left at Beverly-Fairmont Pike/Main St
Arriving at Beverly-Fairmont Pike/Main St
Total: 14.7 mi - about 24 mins

in Weston, WV
Starting from Beverly-Fairmont Pike/Main St
1 Head west on Beverly-Fairmont Pike/Main St toward Mansfield Dr
2 Turn left at US-119 S/Mansfield Dr - Continue to follow US-119 S
3 Slight right at W Virginia 57 W
4 Continue onto W Virginia 20 N
5 Turn left to merge onto I-79 S
6 Take exit 105 for County Rd 7 toward Jane Lew
7 Turn right at Co Rd 7/Co Rd 8/Hackers Creek Rd
8 Turn right at Main St
9 Turn left at Co Rd 8/High St
10 Slight left at Co Rd 10/Sycamore Lick Rd
11 Turn right at Jackson Mill Rd
12 Slight left to stay on Jackson Mill Rd
Destination will be on the right
Arriving at Jackson Mill Rd
Total: 33.6 mi - about 51 mins

Starting from Jackson’s Mill
1 Head west toward Co Rd 1/Old Mill Rd
2 Turn right at Co Rd 1/Old Mill Rd
3 Turn right at Co Route 35/Kincheloe Run Rd - Continue to follow Kincheloe Run Rd
4 Turn left at US-19 N/Milford St
5 Turn right toward US-19 N/Milford St
6 Make a U-turn
7 Turn right at US-19 N/Milford St - Continue to follow US-19 N
8 Turn right at W Pike St
9 Take the 3rd left onto Gandy St
10 Turn right at Locust Ave
11 Turn left at N Chestnut St
12 Slight left to stay on N Chestnut St
13 Slight right to merge onto US-50 E
14 Merge onto I-79 N via the ramp to Fairmont
15 Take exit 148 to merge onto I-68 E toward Cumberland
16 Take exit 1 for US-119 toward University Ave/Downtown
17 Turn left at US-119 N/Grafton Rd - Continue to follow US-119 N
18 Turn left at Donley St
Arriving at Donley St
Total: 57.9 mi - about 1 hour 17 mins

Cannon Hill

Points of Interest

Smokin’ Jacks
From wings to crab legs, stop in for a nice relaxed place to hang out. Great food and service and night life, as well.

World War II Museum
A 100% Authentic Military Garb and Supplies museum.Stand and enjoy real life history in front of your face. Visitation is by appointment only. Planning is a must in this case, but well worth it! Call 304-329-1240.

Cannon Hill
A Civil War cannon site where the Union Soldiers and Rowlesburg Citizens held back around 10,000 confederate troops from destroying the town’s bridges and cutting off a main supply for Union Troops. There is a 45 minute walking tour of the site.

General McClellan’s First Headquarters
AKA: ANNA JARVIS BIRTHPLACE (Birth Place of Mother’s Day)
This wooden two-story structure was built in 1854 by Granville Jarvis and occupied by him and his family for eleven years through one of American history’s most exciting periods. His wife, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, was instrumental in saving thousands of lives by teaching women in her Mothers Friendship Clubs the basics of nursing and sanitation which she had learned from her famous physician brother James Reeves, M.D. The house became a focal point of the Civil War when General George B. McClellan used it as his headquarters and his troops were encamped across from the house in what is now Ocean Pearl Felton Historic Park.

US Government Grafton National Cemetery
In 1867, Maj. R. C. Bates was ordered by the War Department to locate a permanent burial site for the Union soldiers who had died throughout West Virginia. Bates chose the Grafton location because it was relatively level in a region noted for mountainous terrain and it was near Maple Avenue Cemetery where many war dead had already been buried. In 1903, Thornesberry Baily Brown was reinterred at Grafton National Cemetery. Brown was rumored to be the first Union casualty of the Civil War, having been killed May 22, 1861, when he refused a Confederate sentry’s order to halt and shot the sentry in the ear. The sentry responded by shooting Brown through the heart. The Brown monument is a marble obelisk that was erected by the GAR, Reno Post No. 7, and dedicated on April 28, 1904. Grafton National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Philippi Covered Bridge
The bridge has strong associations with the American Civil War, especially the Battle of Philippi (1861). The Philippi Covered Bridge is the oldest and longest covered bridge in West Virginia.

Jackson’s Mill Boyhood Home of Stonewall Jackson
Site of the boyhood home of General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The Old Mill, the last of the original buildings, features a museum of artifacts relating to 19th century WV homesteads. Other period structures include an operational 1794 water-powered gristmill, a weaving shop, blacksmith shop, a 1793 cabin, and a gift shop & heritage center. Group tours are welcome with advance arrangement. Visit the web for special events and programs.

Ritzy Lunch
A family-owned business since 1933. They take pride in their dogs with spiced up chili done right! Join “the Ritzy” for Bike Night on Thursday nights from 5-9pm in the Summer (weather-permitting).

Marion County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Barely off exit 136 on I-79, a six-ton monument is inscribed with the names of 27 men from Marion County, WV who died in Vietnam. Also located there is a Huey Helicopter which was actually flown in Vietnam...worth the quick stop on your way back to Morgantown.

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