West Virginia

The National Register of Historic Places lists over 95,000 entries, from the famous (the Statue of Liberty) to the infamous (Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay) to the downright strange (a six-story elephant statue outside of Atlantic City named Lucy).... Read more

Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and rocky climb from the nearest trailhead. The mountain is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where thru-... Read more

For over 20 years, TPL has been helping protect land for the Monongahela National Forest. Over 60,000 acres have been conserved, protecting important wilderness lands in the Cheat, Greenbrier, Gauley, and Potomac watersheds; creating more than 35 miles of... Read more

The area around Harpers Ferry is rich in American history and scenic beauty. In recent years, conservation and historic preservation groups have worked to protect Civil War battlefields around Harpers Ferry by adding them to Harpers Ferry National... Read more

Established in 1988 by the National Park Service, the Gauley River National Recreation Area contains over 11,000 acres of land and 31 miles of the Gauley and Meadow rivers. The rivers cut through breathtaking gorges and valleys, marked by high ridges that... Read more

The 99-acre Murphy Farm on the banks of the Shenandoah River has witnessed more than its share of American history. On its sloping fields in 1862, Confederate General A.P. Hill forced the surrender of 12,000 Union troops and concluded General "Stonewall"... Read more

A portion of a scenic, Civil War-era corridor above Bartow has been protected and added to the Monongahela National Forest, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

The 448-acre property is located on a bluff adjacent to a stretch of the historic... Read more

Harpers Ferry, WV, November 21, 2005 - The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national land conservation organization, and the National Park Service (NPS) announced today the acquisition of the historic 70-acre Ott property located on School House Ridge, the... Read more

Washington, DC - November 22, 2004- The Trust for Public Land (TPL) celebrated the appropriation of $2.9 million for the protection of important civil war lands through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for inclusion in the Harpers Ferry... Read more

White Sulphur Springs, WV, 2/20/2004: The Trust for Public Land (TPL) recently purchased 361 acres from the MeadWestvaco Corporation and transferred the land to the United States Forest Service to be managed by the Monongahela National Forest. The... Read more

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