WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile: Smartphone,Tablet and SMS text Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter See-It,Shoot-It RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr

Traveling Vest Virginia
Stonewall Stones

Mysterious Rocks Of Ages At Stonewall


While exploring the wooded acreage at Stonewall Resort State Park for possible trail locations, superintendent Sam England discovered several rock structures scattered throughout the property.

Consisting of walls, piles, and rectangular formations known as "cairns", England decided to make the structures more accessible to park visitors, the result was the Carins Trial which is now open for exploration. But just who built them? Several theories have been presented -- from early settlers, to Civil War soldiers, to American Indians, to natural formation, but the official word from the state Historical Preservation Office is that their origin is "undetermined".

Over 200 cairns have been discovered and mapped, they range from knee-high mounds the size of coffee tables to walls almost 300 feet long. Sam encourages anyone to come and see them for themselves, but asks that people respect them as significant historical structures.."take only pictures, and leave only footprints." says England.

Stonewall Resort State Park

Stonewall Stones Person Interviewed: Sam England
Title: Superintendent
Date: Year round
Location: Lewis County, West Virginia
Address: 149 State Park Trail, Roanoke, WV 26447
Phone: 304-269-0524
Fax: 304-269-0526
Website: www.stonewallresort.com
EMail: Samual.A.England@wv.gov

GO! Do more Traveling West Virginia.

Got a place you think Brad should travel? EMail Email your suggestion!

Fugitive Files Tuesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

West Virginia Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

ABC News web site

Send Mail Send email to news@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.