Built In The Mid-1700s, The Peter Burr House Is The Oldest Standing Wood Framed Structure In West Virginia

Ancient sandstone walls at Mesa Verde, the rock city of Petra, and the mysterious monument Stonehenge have stood the test of time along with many other remnants of ancient history. In West Virginia, we may not have a history that is quite that ancient, although some of our American Indian mounds and etchings come close. But we do have a few buildings still left from the 18th century that have withstood countless storms, urban development, and other ravages of time.

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To learn more about The Peter Burr House, visit them on Facebook. Have you been to see this old treasure? What was your favorite part of the house and grounds?

For more amazing history in this area, check out a few of the other sites along the Washington Heritage Trail!

Address: 176 E Burr Blvd, Kearneysville, WV 25430, USA