The West Virginia Forest Trail That Holds A Long Forgotten Secret Of The Civil War

When we consider long-running legends in West Virginia, we think of events of mythical origins, like the Mothman, but the Mountain State is filled with folktales from all walks of life. And the following urban trail up a forested path in Charleston’s pristine South Hills is home to the site of two Civil War murders that will never be forgotten, thanks to the old headstone alongside the trail.

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The Sunrise Carriage Trail is open daily from dawn to dusk. You can learn more about the Sunrise Mansion (a.k.a. MacCorkle Mansion) and the Sunrise Carriage Trail at this link.