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Monongahela National Forest
Forty-two miles of primitive hiking trails that follow old railroad grades can be accessed from Rt. 72 near the Dry Fork River. A wonderful place for wildlife watching, hiking, bird watching, backpacking, trout
The nearby town of St. George had been the county seat since the formation of the county in 1856, but St. George did not lie near the railroad. An election was held in 1893 in which the new town of Parsons received the vote for the county seat. But the county clerk and an attortion proceedings to prevent the removal of the records. The Parsons faction, already incensed by the legal delay, took the bit between their teeth and made arrangements for a wagon train away, and remove the safes and the records. On August 7, an armed force of about seven hundred men from the vicinity of Parsons, augmented by a force of four hundred which had been brought in by train, started for St. George. The St. George pickets saw them coming, put off some dynamite as a signal of the enemy's approach, and then beat a hasty retreat. The marchers and the wagons moved into St. George, loaded the records and safes, and marched out again. The next day the conquerors marched into Parsons, unloaded the county records, and the
History: County Seat War
Encompassing close to 900,000 acres, the National Forest offers many high mountain, outdoor opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, camping, whitewater rafting, birding, horseback riding, hunting and much more!
Dolly Sods Wilderness
Situated on a high-mountain, windswept plateau, this unique area provides the opportunity to explore conditions found much farther to the north.
Blackwater Falls State Park
The Blackwater River cascades nearly six stories into the spectacular Blackwater Canyon.
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Canaan Valley Resort State Park
This resort state park is known for its dynamic winter sports playground. Fantastic downhill and cross-country skiing, and a full winter recreation calendar make a winter visit here an extravaganza!
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It’s easy for visitors to forget about the hustle and bustle of the daily grind in a place where state parks outnumber the trafern reaches of the 900,000 acre Monongahela National Forest offer guests ample opportunity to quench their thirst for adventure with miles of trails and endless recreation opportunities.
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The town of Parsons is the county seat of Tucker County, West Virginia, in the United States. The town was named for Ward Parsons, who owned the land on which the town was built.