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Old 02-10-2009, 06:03 PM   #155
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Belington - Barbour Co

Located at the junction of Rt 250 and Rt 92, about 15 miles northwest of Elkins. Population in the year 2000 was 1,788.

After the "Philippi Races" (first land battle of the Civil War fought in nearby Philippi to the north, the defeated Confederate forces retreated south to the Belington area and Laurel Hill. (See posts on Laurel Hill coming soon)

Belington is also one of the gateways to Audra State Park located about 8 miles west.




Historical Marker located along Rt 250/92, the main route through Belington, about 100 yards south of the stoplight.




View north along Crim Ave (Rt 250/92) into downtown Belington.


To read more about Belington: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belington,_West_Virginia
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