Nelsonville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Camp Site of Lord Dunmore
Erected 1938 by Elizabeth (illegible) Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 39° 27.696′ N, 82° 14.526′ W. Marker is in Nelsonville, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Street (U.S. 33) and Pine Grove Drive, on the right when traveling east on Canal Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nelsonville OH 45764, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hocking Canal Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hocking Valley Railway (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Nelson (approx. half a mile away); E. M. Poston (approx. half a mile away); The Hocking Valley Coal Strike (approx. half a mile away); Fort Street Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. half a mile away); Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nelsonville.
Also see . . .
1. City of Nelsonville, Ohio, History. “Early settlers of the Ohio valley sought help from the colonial government in Williamsburg, Virginia to help their militia protect them from the Indians and make the land safe for settlement. In the summer of 1774 the royal governor of Virginia, John Murray, fourth earl of Dunmore, made plans to lead an army into the western territory. About 1200 men led by Lord Dunmore went to Pittsburgh and came down the Ohio River and landed at the confluence of the Ohio and Hocking Rivers. Here he built a crude stockade named Fort Gower for shelter and to store provisions. From here Dunmore followed the Hocking river west on their way to the Indian towns above the Scioto River. On their return trip Dunmore's troops stopped at various points along his route, one of which was a site near the west city limits of Nelsonville, Ohio. The site has been marked by a monument erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution This monument was constructed using stones that were used as weights in the operation of a draw bridge at the Harper Street canal crossing.”
2. Lord Dunmore’s War and the Battle of Point Pleasant. “Lord Dunmore’s War was a confrontation between colonial Virginia and the Native Americans of the Ohio Country in 1774. ”
3. John M. Dunmore - Ohio History Central.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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