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Lost River in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lost River

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2011
1. Lost River Marker
Inscription. Settled before 1750. Nearby was Riddle’s Fort, frontier outpost. Here Battle of Lost River was fought in 1756 between company of Virginia frontiersmen under Captain Jeremiah Smith and band of 50 French and Indians.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 57.072′ N, 78° 48.327′ W. Marker is in Lost River, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 259 just south of Dove Hollow Road (Local Route 14), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. It is next to the Lost River Artisans Cooperative and Lost River Museum, north of Lost City. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7151 State Route 259, Lost City WV 26810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn (approx. one mile away); James Ward Wood (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lost River’s First Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Howard's Lick/Jackson Home (approx. 5.9 miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 8.4 miles away); Mill Island (approx. 10.2 miles away); Frémont's Camp (approx. 10.6 miles away); Lost and Found (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
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Lost River Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2011
2. Lost River Marker
Ruddle’s Fort

 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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