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Near Worthington in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coon’s Fort

 
 
Coon’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
1. Coon’s Fort Marker
Inscription. To the south, Indian fort built in 1777 under direction of Captain James Booth. It was an important place of refuge for many early settlers in this valley. Near by was the iron furnace built by Benjamin Brice in 1812.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 27.403′ N, 80° 14.431′ W. Marker is near Worthington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 19 north of West Virginia Route 218, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worthington WV 26591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmington Disaster (approx. 3.8 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 3.8 miles away); Waitman T. Willey (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Father’s Day Service (approx. 5 miles away); Marion County / Taylor County (approx. 5 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Coon’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
2. Coon’s Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 5 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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