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Greenville in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cook's Fort

 
 
Cook's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
1. Cook's Fort Marker
Inscription. Constructed, Circa 1770, on land owned by Valentine Cook on Indian Creek. Cook's Fort was one of the largest frontier forts on the western line of settlement, and provided very strong defensive post. Fort covered over acre and had four blockhouses. It sheltered 300 people during Native American attacks of 1778 and was actively used through the early 1780's. Several settlers, unable to reach fort, were killed here.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 37° 32.823′ N, 80° 41.408′ W. Marker is in Greenville, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Greenville Road (West Virginia Route 122), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville WV 24945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saltpeter Caves (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mann-Miller / Springfield (approx. 2.1 miles away); Home of Isaac Estill / Block House on Indian Creek (approx. 3.7 miles away); Red Sulphur (approx. 4.7 miles away); Grave of Elizabeth Graham Stodghill (approx. 5.1 miles away); Civil War Camp
Cook's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, October 14, 2016
2. Cook's Fort Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Dr. Henry Lake Dickason (approx. 6.6 miles away); Salt Sulphur (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016.
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