Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod
Capt. James Harrod. Capt. James Harrod assembled 31 men at the mouth of Grave Creek in the spring of 1774 and from this point went to Kentucky. Their settlement at Harrodsburg was halted while they joined Capt. Christian’s company in Dunmore’s War.
Location. 39° 55.116′ N, 80° 44.742′ W. Marker is in Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on 7th Street east of Lafayette Avenue (West Virginia Route 2), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin C. Criswell (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Cannons (a few steps from this marker); Old Brick School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War Recipients of the Purple Heart (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave Creek Mound (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundsville.
Regarding Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod. Dunmore’s War was a war from 1774 to 1775 between the Colony of Virginia and the Indian nations of the Shawnee and Mingo. John Murray, the 4th Earl of Dunmore was the Governor of Virginia.
Also see . . .
1. Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. “The most impressive and largest Adena mound, Grave Creek Mound is the largest conical type of any of the mound builder structures. Construction of the mound took place in successive stages from about 250-150 B.C., as indicated by the multiple burials at different levels within the structures. In 1838, road engineers measured its height at 69 feet and its at the base as 295 feet. Originally a moat of about 40 feet in width and five feet in depth with one causeway encircled it.” (Submitted on June 30, 2009.)
2. James Harrod. (Submitted on June 30, 2009.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6, 7. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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