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Cabwaylingo State Forest

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1935–1939. Wayne County 35, 4 miles southeast of intersection with WV 152 at Missouri Branch
  • Cabwaylingo State Forest (West Virginia Division of Tourism, David Fattaleh)

A dozen exaggeratedly rustic log cabins constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps stand deep in the woods of this remote 8,149-acre state forest. Even the windows are framed with exposed log ends, and the dormers of one cabin (no. 4) have log rather than the more usual frame siding. The unusual name of the forest is not, as might be supposed, an Indian word, but rather derives from the names of West Virginia's four southwestern counties: Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mingo.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.



S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Cabwaylingo State Forest", [Dunlow, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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