Ravenswood in Jackson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford
These lands were surveyed, 1771, for George Washington by Colonel William Crawford, who later was taken captive by the Indians and burned at the stake. Washington camped here in 1770. Here is grave of Jesse Hughes, noted scout.
Ohio River Ford
Sand Creek Riffle, where the Indians and pioneers crossed the Ohio, was used by General Jenkins when he carried the Confederate flag into Ohio in 1862, and also by the Union Army under General Lightburn in its retreat the same year.
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Location. 38° 56.583′ N, 81° 45.516′ W. Marker is in Ravenswood, West Virginia, in Jackson County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 68 0.2 miles east of U.S. 33, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands in front of a museum and alongside a parking lot for the Washington Western Land Park, between WV Route 68 and the Ohio River. Marker is in this post office area: Ravenswood WV 26164, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ravenswood (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Buffington Island The Battle of Buffington Island (approx. 4.2 miles away in Ohio); a different marker also named The Battle of Buffington Island (approx. 4.2 miles away in Ohio); a different marker also named Battle of Buffington Island (approx. 4.2 miles away in Ohio); Racine American Legion Post 602 Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.5 miles away in Ohio); Racine Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away in Ohio); Brother Harry Ripley (approx. 8.9 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Albert Jenkins. The article explains some of the major events in his life, including his 1862 Ohio raid. (Submitted on January 10, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. Wikipedia article on Joseph Lightburn. This article describes events in the life of Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn. (Submitted on January 10, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
3. Ohio History article on William Crawford. This Ohio Historical Society article details many of the events in the life (Submitted on January 10, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
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