Near Mechanicsburg in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Mill Ridge
The Fort Mill Ridge Foundation in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources has undertaken the preservation and interpretation of Fort Mill Ridge. A trail system with interpretive signs explains the fort's design and construction and highlights the Civil War events related to its occupation.
Signage along an easily accessible pathway into the center of the fort outlines the general history and establishment of the fort. A continuing trail loop around the fort includes signage discussing related historical events. Please allow approximately 40 minutes for the entire loop.
The earthworks at Fort Mill Ridge are extremely fragile. Please remain on the pathways at all times. Walking or climbing on the earthworks is strictly prohibited. Hiking in the woodlands outside the fort (beyond the outer entrenchments) is permitted.
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Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
Location. Click for map. Located at the entrance to Fort Mill Ridge Park. Access from Buck Run Road, off US 50 about 2 miles west of Romney, West Virginia. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington WV 26710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Civil War in the South Branch Valley (a few steps from this marker); Construction of Fort Mill Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Central Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Interior of the Central Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Control of the Mechanicsburg Gap (about 300 feet away); The Ditch as a Second Line of Defense (about 300 feet away); Engagement with McNeill's Rangers (about 400 feet away); An Outpost in Enemy Territory (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
More about this marker. On the right side of the marker is a trail map of the park showing the locations of earthworks and the interpretive markers. On the upper right and lower left are illustrations depicting the 1st National Flag of the Confederacy and the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regimental Colors.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tour of Fort Mill Ridge by markers.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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