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Near Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Pack's Ferry

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
1. Pack's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, Pack's Ferry was a strategic river crossing for Federal troops in the area. On the morning of August 6, 1862, 900 men and 2 artillery guns of Confederate Col. G. C. Wharton's command fired on 23rd Ohio soldiers under Maj. Comly. Though the fight threatened Union control of the crossing, the Ohioans held until reinforcements neared and Wharton's men withdrew.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 6, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 36.59′ N, 80° 55.092′ W. Marker is near Hinton, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 20 ¼ mile south of Bluestone Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Located at south end of the Bluestone Lake bridge (Lilly Bridge). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton WV 25951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lilly Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Lilly
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Culbertson (approx. 3½ miles away); Wreck on the C&O (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hinton (approx. 4.6 miles away); Pipestem Falls (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jordan's Chapel (approx. 5.1 miles away); Raleigh County / Summers County (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinton.
 
Pack's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
3. Pack's Ferry Marker
Pack's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2017
4. Pack's Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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