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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Parkersburg

 
 
Parkersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Parkersburg Marker
Inscription. Blockhouse at "Point" built by Virginia for border defense during the Indian hostilities. Garrisoned by troops under Bogard, Coburn, and others. Still standing in 1803. County seat established in 1800 on land given by John Stokley.
 
Erected 1881 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 16.002′ N, 81° 33.702′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Juliana Street and 5th Street on Juliana Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Creating West Virginia (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood County Court House (about 700 feet away); W.H. Smith Hardward Co (about 700 feet away); West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Escape to Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vital Transportation Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Blennerhassett Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women of Courage (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Parkersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Parkersburg Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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