Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Siege of Fort Henry
The Last Battle of the American Revolution
T.M. Garvin, W.W. Jackson, S. H. Gramm, } Comm., G.W. Atkinson, Governor
Location. 40° 4.137′ N, 80° 43.431′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 11th Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. 11th Street here is an alleyway between Main Street and Market Street. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Henry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 400 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor (about 400 feet away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge (about 500 feet away); Wheeling Wharf (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Wheeling Suspension Bridge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
Also see . . . Story of Fort Henry. (Submitted on January 6, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. Dedication 1900
The Fort Henry Tablet was dedicated on February 22, 1900. The dedication ceremony was overshadowed by the presence of Admiral Dewey and bad weather. It was originally located "on the west side of Main Street, between tenth and Eleventh Street."
— Submitted January 6, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
2. Zane Grey's First Words...
Zane Grey's first novel Betty Zane published in 1903, began with a note that begins:
"In a quiet corner of the stately little city of Wheeling, West Va., stands a monument on which is inscribed: 'By authority of the State of West Virginia to commemorate the siege of Fort Henry, Sept 11, 1782, the last battle of the American Revolution, this tablet is here placed.' Had it not been for the heroism of a girl the foregoing inscription would never have been written, and the city of Wheeling would never have existed..."
— Submitted January 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.