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Near St. Albans in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Tackett

 
 
Fort Tackett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2008
1. Fort Tackett Marker
Inscription. Nearby stood Fort Tackett, destroyed by Indians, 1790. Near the fort the day before the attack, Mrs. John Young gave birth to a son, the first white child born in this valley. The Youngs and a few others escaped to Fort Lee.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 23.96′ N, 81° 51.332′ W. Marker is near St. Albans, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Winfield Road (West Virginia Route 817) 0.2 miles north of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 438-458 Winfield Road, Saint Albans WV 25177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 1.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Scary (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Scary (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bangor Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Albans.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Fort Tackett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2008
2. Fort Tackett Marker
Intersection with U.S. Route 60 and WV Route 35 can be seen in the distance.
Fort Tackett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 24, 2008
3. Fort Tackett Marker
Photo taken looking north on WV Route 817.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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