Markwood, West Virginia

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Markwood
Unincorporated community
Markwood is located in West Virginia
Markwood
Markwood
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°20′7″N 78°57′50″W / 39.33528°N 78.96389°W / 39.33528; -78.96389Coordinates: 39°20′7″N 78°57′50″W / 39.33528°N 78.96389°W / 39.33528; -78.96389
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mineral
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26710

Markwood is an unincorporated community located along U.S. Route 50/U.S. Route 220 (also known as the Northwestern Turnpike) in the Mill Creek Valley west of Burlington in Mineral County, West Virginia. The ZIP code for Markwood is 26710.

Historic sites[edit]

  • Travelers Rest Travelers Rest is located on U.S Route 50 West of Burlington in Mineral County, West Virginia. It was built for the Wagon Trains going west. It would house the travelers in a Large Rock House, and feed and water the horses before going over the Mountains. Better known today as the "Stone House"

Mr. John T. McDowell (born 1870) and Mr. Luke Markwood, saw a need for a place of worship. Mr. Markwood donated the land upon which was built a Church and a School, therefore giving the community the name of Markwood.