“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lost River in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Lost River

Lost River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2011
1. Lost River Marker
Inscription.  Settled before 1750. Nearby was Riddle’s Fort, frontier outpost. Here Battle of Lost River was fought in 1756 between company of Virginia frontiersmen under Captain Jeremiah Smith and band of 50 French and Indians.
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
Location. 38° 57.072′ N, 78° 48.327′ W. Marker is in Lost River, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 259 just south of Dove Hollow Road (Local Route 14), on the left when traveling south. It is north of the small town of Lost City. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7151 State Route 259, Lost City WV 26810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn (approx. one mile away); James Ward Wood (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lost River’s First Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Howard's Lick / Jackson Home
Lost River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2011
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(approx. 5.9 miles away); Mathias Homestead (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mathias Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lee House Museum (approx. 7˝ miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Additional keywords. Stephen Ruddle’s Fort
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on August 24, 2020, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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