Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Alta in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Donnally / Border Heroes

 
 
Fort Donnally face of marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, April 15, 2018
1. Fort Donnally face of marker
Inscription.  Built by Andrew Donnally a few mile north about 1771. Attack on this fort by 200 Indians in 1778 was second most important frontier engagement in the state. Fort was relieved by force under Col. John Stuart.

Before the Fort Donnally attack, settlements had been warned by Philip Hammond and John Pryor, scouts at Point Pleasant, who, made up as Indians by Nonhelema, the sister of Cornstalk, passed and outran the Indians.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 37° 52.273′ N, 80° 30.176′ W. Marker is near Alta, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and Raders Valley Road, on the left when traveling south on Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury WV 24916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 2.2 miles

Border Heroes face of marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, April 15, 2018
2. Border Heroes face of marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
away); Maxon Sand (approx. 3.7 miles away); Battle of Tuckwiller's Hill (approx. 3.8 miles away); Confederate Disenfranchisement (approx. 3.8 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 5.1 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lewisburg (approx. 5˝ miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alta.
 
More about this marker. This marker is identical to another marker approximately 2.2 miles away.
 
Fort Donnally / Border Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
3. Fort Donnally / Border Heroes Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=116372

Paid Advertisement
Jul. 31, 2021