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Near Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Germany Valley

 
 
Germany Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 8, 2009
1. Germany Valley Marker
Inscription. In Germany Valley is the site of Hinkle's Fort built in 1761–1762. It was the only defense of the South Branch after Fort Upper Tract and Fort Seybert were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Killbuck, April 27–28, 1758.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia History Commission.
 
Location. 38° 42.352′ N, 79° 24.082′ W. Marker is near Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on U.S. 33 2 miles east of Bland Hills Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Next to access road for Germany Valley Overlook Cabins. GPS and cell phones may not work in this mountainous area. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin WV 26807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Union Raid (here, next to this marker); "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named The "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 3.4 miles away); Spruce Knob (approx. 4.8 miles away); Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Franklin (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverton.
 
More about this marker.
Germany Valley Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 8, 2009
2. Germany Valley Overlook
Looking toward the Allegheny Front and the Monongahela National Forest.
This spot is known for it's beautiful views.
 
Also see . . .  Views of Germany Valley. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Germany Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 19, 2011
3. Germany Valley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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