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Near Cameron in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Beeler
 
Fort Beeler Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
1. Fort Beeler Marker
 
Inscription. Site of Indian fort built in 1779 on land of George Beeler. In 1782, an attack of Mohawk and Shawnee Indians was repulsed by its defenders, among whom were Martin and Lewis Wetzel, the celebrated scouts and Indian fighters.
 
Location. 39° 53.05′ N, 80° 35.4′ W. Marker is near Cameron, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on U.S. 250 south of Middle Grave Creek Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cameron WV 26033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Wetzel (approx. 5.5 miles away); West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. 8.4 miles away); Ryerson's Blockhouse (approx. 8.5 miles away in Pennsylvania); Grave Creek Mound (approx. 8.5 miles away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (approx. 8.6 miles away); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (approx. 8.6 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 8.6 miles away); Recipients of the Purple Heart (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
 
Marker and Beeler Station Christian Church Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
2. Marker and Beeler Station Christian Church
 
Marker is across the road from Beeler Station Christian Church, which was founded in 1826.
 
Also see . . .  Attack at Beeler Station. pages from the 1939 book The Life and Times of Lewis Wetzel by C. B. Allman. “The chiefs rode towards the fort side by side. They stopped to dismount, when a rifle cracked and one of them fell dead. It was Lewis Wetzel’s reply to intended negotiations. Himself safe behind the walls he again played the game according to the simple rules that he knew. The Indians were furious and stormed the place. They tried to dig under the walls. . . ” (Submitted on July 25, 2009.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,633 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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