For the News Tribune


KEYSER - The Mineral County Genealogical Society announces their latest project - the designation of the "Keyser Historical Walking Trail."


Several numbered signs with a description of an historical location were placed at various sites throughout the town last fall. The society is now releasing a brochure that corresponds with those numbers and descriptions.


The "tour" begins at the Keyser Filtration Plant on Carskadon Lane and Water Street and proceeds north on Water Street to the Ed Kelly Memorial Bridge at Water and Armstrong streets. From that point you may go East on Armstrong Street or West to the Court House Square.


The end of the tour is just west of the beginning at the historical markers on Route 220 and the walking trail in Brooks Park.


There are 20 points of interest noted on the tour and you can start at any point and cover the sites at your own pace.


Brochures are available at the Mineral County Visitors Bureau, 40 N. Main St., and various other businesses in the area.


The Genealogical Society worked in partnership with The Mineral County Family Resource Network, under the leadership of the late Gerri Mason, who helped obtain a grant for the project. E & S Fabric produced the brochure and the signs after many hours of "proofing" and "changes" from the Society Committee.


"We hope folks will take advantage of the "Walking Tour" during the coming months as the weather permits," said a spokesperson for the society.


The Genealogical Society meets the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Janes United Methodist Church, corner of Church and East Piedmont streets. The September meeting will gather and then go to No. 9 on the brochure, Courthouse Square, to hear more history of that area.