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Capon Bridge in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage Trail

Preserving Our Colonial Heritage

— The Fort Edwards Foundation —

 
 
The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
1. The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage Trail Marker
Inscription.  
This walking trail, opened on June 25, 2011, is dedicated to the life and memory of Kenneth Edmonds, a principal founding member and first president of The Fort Edwards Foundation in 1995. Ken, a retired businessman, artist, neighbor and friend, held a strong vision of what Fort Edwards, as a site, could grow to be. Each Foundation improvement brings us closer to fulfilling Ken's dream.

In the early 1990s, recognizing the threat to the place where "an old fort" had stood, Ken was instrumental in founding and leading a grass-roots coalition, opposing a planned development on the site of a French & Indian War fort. He fought to preserve the location as having historical merits and significance. The coalition became The Fort Edwards Foundation, Inc., in 1995. Ken's leadership at the outset began a long, fruitful association with the Foundation.

The Foundation envisions this trail as an on-going project, eventually extending east to the bank of the Cacapon River, north along the river, curving back past an overlook at the site of the original fort, and returning a determined walker to the Visitor Center near the Kitchen
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Garden. This rebuilt bridge and the hard-packed composition of the trail was designed to accommodate our friends with disabilities who wish to use the trail.

Enjoy your walk, whether to the stockade or beyond. Please stay on the stone path and viewing areas, for there may be uneven ground and there is the threat of insects and other Mother Nature afflictions, including the possibility of snakes. Be sure to otur the Visitor Center where information about the fort and its history is provided.
 
Erected by The Fort Edwards Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 2011.
 
Location. 39° 18.182′ N, 78° 26.028′ W. Marker is in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from Cold Stream Road (County Road 15) just north of Henderson Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Cold Stream Rd, Capon Bridge WV 26711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Forts in Col. George Washington's Chain of Forts Guarding the Eighteenth Century Virginia Froniter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Comes and Goes
The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
2. The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage Trail Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Some French and Indian War Incidents in Hampshire County (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Braddock is Defeated (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward's Fort Stockade Replica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Navy Recruiting Aids Facility (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capon Bridge.
 
Additional keywords. Historic Preservation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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