Laurel Mountain (West Virginia)
Mountain, also called Laurel Hill,
is a long ridge in north-central West Virginia, USA. Along with Rich
Mountain to the south, it is considered to be the westernmost ridge of
the Allegheny Mountains and the boundary between the Alleghenies and the
What do you know about Laurel Mountain (West
Virginia)? Explore this Quick US Geography Quiz.
1. Running northeast to southwest through Preston,
Tucker, Barbour, and Randolph Counties, the ridge forms portions of the
borders between them.
2. It stretches from the Cheat River (near the
town of Manheim) in the north to the Tygart Valley River (near the town
of Aggregates) in the south. How many miles?
- 32 miles
- 64 miles
- 98 miles
3. It achieves its highest elevation at the 3,157
feet about 3.5 miles north of Pleasure Valley. What is the name of the
- Eliot Benchmark
- Whitey's Point
- High Point
4. The mountain is formed by the same structural
fold in the earth's crust which continues north from Laurel as Briery
Mountains (north of Cheat River) and south as Rich Mountain (south of
the Tygart Valley River). The mountain is related to the long, folded
mountains of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge Region and is located at
the west edge of that physiographic province.
5. On July 6, General George B. McClellan ordered
General Thomas Morris to advance from Philippi to Belington with about
5,000 Union troops. Skirmishing began on July 7 and lasted for five
days, with the Union routing the Confederate troops. What did the battle
become known as?
- Battle of Laurel Hill
- Battle of Belington
- Battle of Cheat River
6. In 2004, who assumed ownership of 50 acres of
the old camp and battlefield?
- City of Belington
- Barbour County
- State of West Virginia
7. The AES Corporation has proposed Laurel
Mountain for construction of wind turbines, to be connected to the
Belington power substation.