Historical Sites

Historical Sites

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield

Museum at Carnifex Ferry, WV

National Historic Landmark — Kesslers Cross Lanes — Nicholas County

On September 10, 1861, a Civil War battle that prevented Confederate forces from winning control of the Kanawha Valley took place on the Patterson Farm on the hillsides above Carnifex Ferry. The site has been preserved as 150-acre Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, which includes hiking trails that follow the rim of the Gauley River. The Patterson House has been preserved and is used as a battlefield museum. Kesslers Cross Lanes is located on highway WV-129 southwest of Summersville, West Virginia.

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