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Watters Smith Memorial State Park
West Virginia State Park
Buildings from the Watters Smith family farm.
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Harrison
Elevation 1,033 ft (314.9 m)
Coordinates 39°10′16″N 80°24′29″W / 39.17111°N 80.40806°W / 39.17111; -80.40806
Area 532 acres (215.3 ha)
Established 1949 [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Lost Creek, West Virginia
Location of Watters Smith Memorial State Park in West Virginia
Website: Watters Smith Memorial State Park

Watters Smith Memorial State Park is a 532-acre (2.15 km2) historical park with a pioneer homestead and museum located in Harrison County, West Virginia. The homestead, rising above Duck Creek, is a memorial to settler Watters Smith, who was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1767, and moved to Harrison County in what was then Virginia, in 1796, with his wife Elizabeth Davisson Smith. A log cabin similar to the original was moved and reconstructed on the park, together with farm buildings typical of early 1800s settlement. The more modern Smith family home (c. 1876) has been restored as a museum, and an additional museum houses many local farm artifacts from earlier eras. Guided tours are offered from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. In addition, the park features swimming, picnicking, hiking trails, and horseback riding.

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