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Near Claysville in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rice’s Fort

 
 
Rice’s Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
1. Rice’s Fort Marker
Inscription. The site of this fortified blockhouse, built during the Revolution by Abraham Rice was about six miles north on Buffalo Creek. It was attacked by a force of Indians in September, 1782, but withstood the siege.
 
Erected 1973 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 7.26′ N, 80° 28.45′ W. Marker is near Claysville, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Lake Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 40. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claysville PA 15323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller’s Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 2.7 miles away in West Virginia); Claysville (approx. 3.3 miles away); Claysville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 3.8 miles away in West Virginia); Ray’s Arithmetic (approx. 4.1 miles away in West Virginia); William Holmes McGuffey (approx. 6.2 miles away); “S” Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Claysville.
 
Also see . . .  The Rice Family and Rice’s Fort
Rice’s Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
2. Rice’s Fort Marker
. “According to Dr. Raymond Bell in his ‘Dutch Fork Settlement’ the Rice Settlement was dated at about 1773 in Dutch Fork area about three miles from the current West Virginia and Pennsylvania line and ten miles east of the Ohio River. The Rice’s started a grist mill here and later they built a fort on the bank to the west of the road. What had been a peaceful community erupted in war in 1777 and among the Ohio County militia is listed Henry Fullenwider. When the settlers were threatened by Indians they fled to nearby forts of blockhouses including the built by Jacob Rice.” (Submitted on July 18, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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