From COL Holly A. Gay – I was going through photos for my retirement program and I found this one. My sister moved to Shepherdstown, WV in 2011. As you drive to her house (about 3 miles away) – there is this sign. I thought I would pass it along since I think it’s kind of cool… who knew right?
In case it’s difficult to read, the citation reads: “Travelers’ Rest” – Home of Gen. Horatio Gates, built on land bought, 1763. Gates once a British officer, joined the Revolutionary Army, and was the leader of the Continentals in decisive victory over Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga. (1/2 Mi. S.W.)
The sign is located on the Kearneysville Pike (also known as Leestown Road or 480).