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Pendelton County-Bland Hills, Riverton, Franklin, Dolly Path, Circleville

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Is there anyone out there with any knowledge of Pendleton County, WV? My father's family hails from here and we have a very colorful history in this area. I will be in Virginia in a few weeks and my daughter and I are planning a day trip to see some of the places we have heard about. There is a monument to my g-g-g grandmother somewhere in Franklin. It was erected to commemorate her traveling the Dolly Path to warn Franklin and South Fork of an impending raid during the civil war. I can find the monument, but I want to know more about the Dolly Path.

I am also tying to find a United Brethren Church church in Parkersburg, West Virginia, another United Brethren Church located on Cabell Creek, or maybe a different (or the same?) United Bretheren Church near Bland Hills. These would have been founded by my ggg grandfather and the one on Cabell Creek was supposedly named for him. The information I have is vague.

I did find a Bland Hills Rd, that intersects a Dolly Road, and the Dolly Ridge, both near rtes 33 and 28, close to Riverton, and from Bland Hills Road I have heard you can see a rock called "Old Tom," named so because it resembles old gggg grandpa Thomas Bland. Nearby there is supposed to be a Bland family cemetery.

Does any of this make any sense to anyone who knows the area?

And, since we want to spend the full day exploring our roots, how about a suggestion of a nice, but inexpensive motel/hotel somewhere near Pendleton County. We are heading to Monticello the next morning, so anywhere headed that direction will work. Oh, and maybe a dinner suggestion? Not meat eaters, but we do eat fish.

Thanks much in advance!

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