Raven Rock Hill

Photos submitted by Rick, Garrett & Jacob Miller.

RAVEN ROCK

RAVEN ROCK

The village of Raven Rock, laid out in 1877 by R. H. Browse & A. S. Vance,
was named for the abundance of ravens that nested in the rocks on the hill.

Raven Rock, in Union District, Pleasants County, West Virginia, is located along the Ohio River. On Raven Rock Hill, behind the village, is an area that was known as "The Park." At one time, it was a picnic area, with benches and tables - and, certainly, a picturesque view of the river.

Before there were locks and dams on the river to regulate the water levels, when the water was too low to navigate, riverboats were sometimes temporarily stationed at Raven Rock. The beautiful area on Raven Rock Hill was evidently visited by river men because they inscribed their names and initials in the rocks. Many are still visible and were photographed in November 2007 by Rick, Garrett and Jacob Miller.

Pleasants County Historian, Mr. Walter Carpenter, provided an excellent account of the history of the inscriptions on the rocks in the February 14, 2007 edition of the St. Marys Oracle. CLICK HERE

Sandstone Boulders on Raven Rock Hill
View of Rt. 2 from Raven Rock Hill
Frontier High School, Washington County, Ohio
Under The Rocks
Under The Rocks
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