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Laurel Mountain (West Virginia)

Trivia powered by Prof. WalterLaurel 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 Allegheny Plateau.

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.

  • True or False?

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 high point?

  • 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.

  • True or False?

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.

  • True or False?

Laurel Mountain (West Virginia) Answers

  1. True
  2. 32 miles
  3. Eliot Benchmark
  4. True
  5. Battle of Laurel Hill
  6. City of Belington
  7. True

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