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The Midland Trail

Glen Ferris


Glen Ferris was known until 1895 as Stockton, for Colonel Aaron Stockton, who settled in the area in 1812. During the early days of the James River & Kanawha Turnpike, Stockton kept a popular tavern where travelers could get food, drink and a bed for the night. The last stagecoach rolled along the turnpike in 1873, but even so Stockton’s tavern survived, and in 1929 was converted into the popular Glen Ferris Inn, which still welcomes guests. As it enters Kanawha County from Fayette County, the Midland Trail hugs the northern bank of the Kanawha River.

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