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

Farley's Fort / Thomas Farley

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 3, 2019
1. Farley's Fort Marker
Inscription.  Farley's Fort One of two pre-Revolutionary forts built along the banks of the New River at Culbertson's (now Crump's) Bottom to shelter area settlers. Farley's Fort was established by Thomas Farley in the mid-1770s. Virginia militia later occupied the blockhouse structure for a time. In the spring of 1776, the fort was abandoned and was burned down by a Native American raiding party. Thomas Farley Born in 1750, he was a member of the Virginia militia and helped defend settlements from raiding parties. Along with his brothers, John and Francis, he fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. Farley served along the Virginia frontier in the American Revolution. He moved from the area about 1783 and died in 1796 at Walker Creek, Giles County, VA.
 
Erected 2017 by WV Archives & History.
 
Location. 37° 30.826′ N, 80° 58.065′ W. Marker is in Pipestem, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is at the intersection of Hinton Road (West Virginia Route 20) and Indian Ridge (County Route 26), on the right when
Thomas Farley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 3, 2019
2. Thomas Farley Marker
traveling north on Hinton Road. Located just north of the entrance to Pipestem State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pipestem WV 25979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mercer Salt Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Neely "Plantation" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercer County / Summers County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jordan's Chapel (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bluestone River (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pipestem Falls (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bluestone National Scenic River (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bluestone River (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pipestem.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Farley's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 3, 2019
3. Farley's Fort Marker
Thomas Farley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 3, 2019
4. Thomas Farley Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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