Civil War Museum – Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park WV

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps completed groundwork and remade the battlefield area into an outdoors recreation area. The museum is located in a former cabin and not built as a museum. In the 1970s it was broken into and many of the original items stolen—including some artifacts that were present at the battle. Photographed is the exterior of the house and a modern interior shot featuring now retired Park Superintendent Mike Smith.

“At Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, the Civil War museum is housed in a former rental cabin built ca. 1935 by the CCC.”

Source notes

National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form:
http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/cover/6451099.pdf
(page 45)

Site Visit, 9 March 2016

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 5, 2015.
Additional contributions by Ernest Everett Blevins, October 23, 2017.

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Location Info


683 Droop Park Road
Hillsboro, WV 24946

Coordinates: 38.115103, -80.269433

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