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Old 03-25-2009, 05:21 PM   #218
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Engle Homestead - Gilmer Co

Kind of a duplicate of Post #148 back on Pg 10. That was his birthplace - this was where he later lived.

Henry Everett Engle is credited with writing the music for the poem "The West Virginia Hills" in 1885, which became our first (of three) official State Songs. The poem was written by Ellen King. There is disagreement over who actually wrote the words - many (including the Historical Marker-maker) believe it was Ellen King's husband, Rev David King.

To see the complete lyrics of the WV State Song, head back to Post #148.




Historical Marker located southwest of Glenville about 6 miles on Rt 5 near the junction with CR 20 (Tanner Creek Rd). There is no indication the homestead or any part of it survives today.




View south of Rt 5 looking into the countryside. Nice area!




View northeast on Rt 5 towards Glenville.

Rt 5 is a very nice ride. I was focused on trying to watch for markers and not become a hood ornament on a Peterbilt, so I didn't get to enjoy the scenery as much as I should. I guess that's a good excuse to go back for another ride.
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