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Old 02-10-2009, 01:37 PM   #154
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Philippi - Barbour Co

Philippi - Pop 2,870. Lies on the Tygart Valley River about 15 miles south of Tygart Lake and Grafton. Junction of Rt 250 and Rt 119.

Much of the history of Philippi corresponds to what was written on the Covered Bridge at Philippi post a little earlier. The covered bridge and Alderson-Broaddus College are probably the two main attractions in the town.

To read more about Philippi:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippi,_West_Virginia

http://www.philippi.org/




Historical Marker located right on Main St about 1/4 mile from the covered bridge. (In front of County Court House) The judge must have been either well-liked or very influential, since a city and 2 counties are named after him.




View of Barbour County Court House and marker.




View of Main St. Philippi looking toward the covered bridge (just to the left of the white church at the end of the street).


We passed through Philippi hundreds (thousands???) of times on our way from Clarksburg to Petersburg and back to visit my grandparents since I was born. There's a good restaurant on the southeast of town about 2 miles out on Rt 250 - The Philippi Inn. I haven't eaten there in years, but I hear it's still good. A real old-fashioned family restaurant.
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