Brooks Memorial Arboretum

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Brooks Memorial Arboretum is an arboretum located in the 10100 acre Watoga State Park, Hillsboro, West Virginia.[1][2][3]

The arboretum, which covers the drainage of Two Mile Run, has trails up the hollow and on both ridges surrounding it. It contains mature yellow poplars, Ohio buckeyes, cottonwoods, and other native species.


  1. ^ Watoga's Brooks Memorial Arboretum is getting a facelift, By Brandon Nottingham, May 3, 2017, The Pocahontas Times, ..The Brooks Memorial Arboretum was established in the 1930s as an “Outdoor Classroom” by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was dedicated to Fred Brooks, a native of French Creek in Upshur County, who wrote many books about nature. Brooks came from a family who loved the outdoors, and he worked for the Department of Agriculture from 1911 to 1932..
  2. ^ Fred E. Brooks Memorial Arboretum Tour at Watoga State Park on June 7, News Release: June 6, 2014, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  3. ^ F Honeybee Trail, Watoga State Park, Page 107, Hiking West Virginia (State Hiking Guides Series), By Mary Reed (Edition 2), Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013, ISBN 1493003305, 9781493003303, ..Brooks Memorial Arboretum. GPS: N38 7.21'/W80 9.41'..

Coordinates: Virginia 38°07′21″N 80°09′41″W / 38.12250°N 80.16139°W / 38.12250; -80.16139