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Alta in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Donnally/Border Heroes

 
 
Fort Donnally Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
1. Fort Donnally Marker side
Inscription.
Fort Donnally
Built by Andrew Donnally a few miles north about 1771. Attack on this fort by 200 Indians in 1778 was second most important frontier engagement in the State. The fort was relieved by force under Colonel John Stuart.

Border Heroes
Before the Fort Donnally attack, settlement had been warned by Phillip Hammond and John Pryor, scouts at Point Pleasant, who, made-up as Indians by Nonhelema, the sister of Cornstalk, passed and outran the Indians.
 
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 37° 52.16′ N, 80° 32.587′ W. Marker is in Alta, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Trail W (U.S. 60) and Old State 12/Alta Mountain Road (County Route 60/38) on Midland Trail W. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (here, next to this marker); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sam Black Church (approx. 5.2 miles away);
Border Heroes Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Border Heroes Marker side
Greenbrier Ghost (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery (approx. 6.5 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 6.7 miles away); Lewisburg (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Donnally/Border Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
3. Fort Donnally/Border Heroes Marker
Looking east on U.S. Route 60
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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