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

Vincent Williams

 
 
Vincent Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 30, 2016
1. Vincent Williams Marker
Inscription. Nearby was located cabin of Vincent Williams, an early settler and noted Indian fighter of the South Branch, who lived on Patterson’s Creek near Fort Pleasant. During a July 16, 1756 attack on his home, Williams killed five Native Americans before he was killed and his body mutilated. His son, Col. Vincent Williams, later visited Shawnee Chief Killbuck, who referred to Williams, the father, as “a brave warrior.”
 
Erected 2002 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 12.648′ N, 79° 1.703′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on Patterson Creek Road (County Route 5) 0.4 miles north of Williamsport-Twin Mountain Road (Local Road 5/2), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Fields WV 26845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nancy Hanks (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fort Pleasant (approx. 6.6 miles away); Battle of Moorefield (approx. 6.9 miles away); Greenland Gap (approx. 7.7 miles away); Claysville United Methodist Church
Vincent Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 30, 2016
2. Vincent Williams Marker
(approx. 9.3 miles away); Vandiver - Trout - Clause House (approx. 9.8 miles away); Gen. Joseph Neville / McNeill's Raid (approx. 10.4 miles away); McMechen House (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 7 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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