Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike

National Scenic BywayWest Virginia

All Photos (18)

  • Rich Mountain Backway

    Fall-touched trees encasing the byway invoke mountain beauty on this historic path.

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  • Oakland

    Peeking through the trees is the stately home of Oakland.

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  • Traveler's Repose

    A sign on the front porch of this home proudly shows its connection to the past.

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  • Farnsworth House

    Set against dark evergreens and cloudy skies, the Farnsworth House stands as a proud relic of the past.

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  • A Door to the Past

    Leaves provide a shady overhang at the entrance to the Genealogy Library.

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  • Blue Hills and Autumn-touched Leaves

    A single leaf dangles in front of the camera, showing how close visitors can get to nature on this parkway.

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  • Testimony to the Past

    Skeletal trees stand guard over Camp Allegheny.

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  • Randolph County Musuem

    Outside the Randolph County Musuem, a sign explains the historical aspects of the area.

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  • Cheat Summit

    Leaf covered mounds are one of the few reminders of the battles fought here long ago.

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  • Graceland Inn

    Fluffy white clouds drift over the multi-storied Graceland Inn.

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  • Homestead School

    Still in use today, this school was originally built for the Tygart New Deal community during the Depression.

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  • Sunlight History at the Beverly Heritage Center

    Clear blue skies welcome travelers who visit the Beverly Heritage Center.

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  • Civil War Trails at Rich Mountain Battlefield

    Once a Confederate defense site during the Civil War, only signs remain to tell the story of these soldiers from the past.

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  • Farnsworth House Amidst Summer Green

    Lush green vegetation surrounds the white Farnsworth House along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike.

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  • Castle-like Julia Ann District House

    An elegant castle-like home complete with a front-yard garden rises from a street in West Virginia.

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  • Outdoor Artifacts at the Oil and Gas Museum

    A colorful outdoor painting depicts the people and places involved in the oil and gas industry while signs, oil pumps, and other artifacts at the Oil and Gas Museum stand in the foreground.

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  • Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum by Twilight

    The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum stands amidst an eerie twilight glow.

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  • Boyhood Home of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

    An old farm house surrounded by lush vegetation marks the spot where Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, famous Confederate General, spent his boyhood years, helping his uncle tend sheep and harvest crops.

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