Sites Homestead

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Sites Homestead
Monongahela National Forest - Sites Homestead.jpg
Sites Homestead, November 2003
Sites Homestead is located in West Virginia
Sites Homestead
Sites Homestead is located in the US
Sites Homestead
Location Seneca Rocks Visitor Center, Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°50′9″N 79°22′26″W / 38.83583°N 79.37389°W / 38.83583; -79.37389Coordinates: 38°50′9″N 79°22′26″W / 38.83583°N 79.37389°W / 38.83583; -79.37389
Built 1839
Architectural style Vernacular, log I house
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP May 20, 1993
Sites Homestead

The Sites Homestead, also known as the Wayside Inn or the Sites Inn, is located near Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. The log house was built by Jacob Sites circa 1839 below the Seneca Rocks ridge. The house was expanded in the mid-1870s with a frame addition, remaining in the Sites family until it was acquired by the U.S. Forest Service in 1968 as part of Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in Monongahela National Forest. The house had been used as a storage shed for some time and was in poor condition. It was restored by the Forest Service in the 1980s and became a temporary visitor center in 1992 after the Seneca Rocks visitor center burned.[2] It is now part of the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center facility, operated by the Forest Service.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ruth A. Brinker (August 31, 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Sites Homestead" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Seneca Rocks Discovery Center". Monongahela National Forest. U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 

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