On October 5, 2019 a ribbon was cut, a “six-pounder” cannon was fired, and Camp Bartow was officially opened to the public! Many thanks to the WV Humanities Council for funding this site interpretation!
Getting there: Camp Bartow is located in Bartow, WV (Pocahontas County).
If using Google Maps GPS, click here! (Or type “Yeager House, Bartow, WV” in your GPS. The Yeager House is across the street.)
From I-79, take exit 99 (Weston)
Turn onto Rt-119 N / Rt-33 (travel 14.5 miles)
Keep left to continue on Rt-33 E / Rt 48 E (travel 19.6 miles)
Slight right onto WV-92 S (travel 45.3 miles)
Turn left onto Old Pike Road and Camp Bartow will be on your right!
In the fall of 2016, WVLT purchased a historic Civil War site in Pocahontas County, known as Camp Bartow. The property was the scene of the Battle of Greenbrier River in October 1861. The 14-acre property lies in the heart of the battlefield and was a campground of the 31st Virginia Infantry. As part of the first campaign of the Civil War, the battle proved instrumental in the creation of West Virginia in 1863.