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Watters Smith Memorial State Park

What do you know about the Watters Smith Memorial State Park
Try this West Virginia Trivia.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) How many acres is this state historical park?

  • 236-acre state historical park
  • 532-acre state historical park
  • 1,236-acre state historical park
  • 1,532-acre state historical park

2) What is the elevation of the park?

  • 33 feet
  • 133 feet
  • 1,033 feet
  • 2,033 feet

3) The park came into being when Burr Smith, a descendent, died in 1949 and willed his 236-acre farm to the state to be developed into a park to honor his paternal great-great-grandfather.

  • True or False?

4) The homestead lays next to what creek?

  • Duck Creek
  • Tomahawk Creek
  • Walnut Creek
  • Wolf Creek

5) Watters Smith, the son of Thomas Smith of England, was born on July 15, 1767.  Where was he born?

  • Liverpool, England
  • New York, New York
  • Trenton, New Jersey
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

6) In 1792, Smith purchased 112 acres adjoining his father's 1,000-acres.  How much did he pay?

  • $266
  • $2,066
  • $20,066
  • $200,066

7) In 1796, he and his wife moved to their future farm and began clearing the land, planting crops and building a cabin. Who was his wife?

  • Betty Blake
  • Margret Brewer
  • Elizabeth Davisson
  • Barbara Nutter

8) In 1876, Alexander Smith (third-generation) had a home constructed to replace the original hand-hewn log Smith cabin. What name was he better known as?

  • Granddad Al
  • Mr. Bill
  • Mr. Smithy
  • Uncle Doc

9) Guided tours of the Smith House Museum and of the Visitor's Center are conducted daily, 11 a.m. to 7p.m., Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. The park does not have any other features.

  • True or False?

10) What is the nearest town?

  • Jane Lew
  • Lost Creek
  • Nutter Fort
  • Stonewood

Check Your Answers


Watters Smith Memorial State Park, WV [Answers]

  1. 532-acre state historical park
  2. 1,033 feet
  3. True
  4. Duck Creek
  5. Trenton, New Jersey
  6. $266
  7. Elizabeth Davisson
  8. Uncle Doc
  9. False. In addition, the park features swimming, picnicking, hiking trails, and horseback riding.
  10. Lost Creek

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