Ancient McAdamized Stone Road Uncovered in West Virginia

Ancient McAdamized Stone Road Uncovered in West Virginia



History and Progress of the County of Marion, West Virginia, 1880
      Upon “Fort Hill,” about two miles north of Fairmont, were found traces of an aboriginal fort. Along the bank of the' Monongahela river, and running through Palatine, where the earth has been washed away by freshets, can be seen traces of an old McAdan1ized road. It is some feet below the surface and can be traced for quite a distance. The bed of the road seems to vary,from ten to fourteen inches in thickness, and the stone is broken with great regularity The earth above the bed is black and pre sents somewhat the appearance of an alluvial deposit. It is very probable that this deposit formed the bed of what we now call a McAdamized road, at some former period of the world. Since the settlement of the county, skeletons have been found at various times in the vicinity of Boothsville and other towns.