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

Millerís Blockhouse

 
 
Millerís Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
1. Millerís Blockhouse Marker
Inscription. Site 3 miles north. Built about 1780 by Jacob Miller, Sr. Rendezvous for settlers of the Dutch Fork area. Here, March 31, 182, Ann Hupp led a heroic defense against attacking Indians.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 6.558′ N, 80° 29.7′ W. Marker is near West Alexander, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Alexander PA 15376, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ohio County / State of Pennsylvania (approx. 1.3 miles away in West Virginia); Riceís Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 2.5 miles away in West Virginia); Rayís Arithmetic (approx. 2.9 miles away in West Virginia); Claysville (approx. 4.4 miles away); Claysville Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Roneyís Point (approx. 6 miles away in West Virginia); West Liberty (approx. 6.9 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Also see . . .
1. Hupp's on the Frontier. A site outlining the Hupp family's life on the frontier borders of Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Millerís Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2008
2. Millerís Blockhouse Marker
(Submitted on February 7, 2011, by Olin Hupp of Baltimore, Maryland.) 

2. Millerís Block-House. A subsite of the above link includes a Hupp Family Tale, by John C. Hupp, MD, about defending Miller's Blockhouse.
“Again, in this crisis of terrible travail, Ann Hupp proved equal to the emergency. Encouraging the trembling Ault and the weeping women with the consoling language of hope – nerving her arm and steeling her heart to the severe duties of the moment, she, with true Spartanism, snatching up a rifle fired at the approaching savages, and then Ďran from porthole to porthole,í protruding its muzzle in different directions—to convey the idea of great forces in the house” (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 2,077 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Olin Hupp of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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