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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Monument Place

 
 
Monument Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Monument Place Marker
Inscription. On site of Fort Shepherd is this mansion, built in 1798 by Moses Shepherd and known as Shepherd Hall. Among its guests were Lafayette, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay. Clay's support brought National Pike here.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.591′ N, 80° 39.53′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheeling and Elm Grove Boulevard (West Virginia Route 88) and National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west on Wheeling and Elm Grove Boulevard. Click for map. This intersection is where the National Road makes a right to continue west. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forks of Wheeling Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Elm Grove Stone Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Lee Reno (approx. one mile away); The Madonna of the Trail
Monument Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. Monument Place Marker
View looking northeast along the roadway that becomes the National Road (US 40) just beyond the traffic lights/intersection, with the historical marker in the right foreground and the Interstate 70 overpass of US 40 in the distant background.
(approx. one mile away); The National Pike (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Monument Place at Elm Grove, West Va. (Submitted on December 9, 2006.)
2. Shepherd Hall. (Monument Place) National Register of Historic Places nomination form. (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Shepherd's Fort
A stockaded blockhouse built by Captain David Shepherd in 1775, Shepherd's Fort was destroyed by Indians in 1777, rebuilt and enlarged in 1786 and replaced by Shepherd Hall in 1798.
    — Submitted April 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
Shepherd Hall at Monument Place image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
3. Shepherd Hall at Monument Place
Monument Place image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
4. Monument Place
View of the northeast corner of the historic structure.
Monument Place image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
5. Monument Place
View of the southeast corner of the historical structure.
The Loring Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 31, 2005
6. The Loring Cottage
This cottage near the marker was built by the Loring family. Major Alonzo Loring purchased the Shepherd house after Lydia Boggs Shepherd Cruger died at age 101. The Lorings named it Monument Place after the now gone Henry Clay monument that Moses Shepherd had erected on the grounds.
Osiris Temple image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 31, 2005
7. Osiris Temple
The Osiris Temple is the third owner of the Shepherd house. Osiris Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. bought the property in 1926.
Osiris Temple Sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 31, 2005
8. Osiris Temple Sign
Moses and Lydia Shepherd image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
9. Moses and Lydia Shepherd
(from The Old Pike by Thomas B.Searight, 1894)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,214 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   9. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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