Wildcat Branch Petroglyphs

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The Wildcat Branch Petroglyphs, also known as the Turkey Rock Petroglyphs, are located about 100 feet from Wildcat Branch, a tributary of the Big Sandy River near Fort Gay, West Virginia, in Wayne County.

Four carvings on of a flat rock of about eight feet in diameter resemble bird-like figures, and one looks something like a beaver. The carvings are of unknown age or purpose, and are mostly likely made by Native Americans or their ancestors. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as a Woodland period site.

NOTE: If you choose to visit this or any other petroglyph, officials at the W.Va. Division of Culture & History request that you please refrain from touching the rock. Oils in human skin can cause the rock to more quickly erode.