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Ridgeley in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Sellers

 
 
Fort Sellers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Fort Sellers Marker
Inscription.  On land Washington surveyed for Elias Sellers in 1748 stood this fort, important link in system of frontier defenses. It was garrisoned by an officer and thirty men and withstood several attacks by the Indians.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 34.548′ N, 78° 47.407′ W. Marker is in Ridgeley, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on Short Gap Highway (West Virginia Route 28) 0.1 miles north of Furnace Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeley WV 26753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sallie Pollock-Cook-High (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland); Pvt James D. Pollock (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland); Brady's Crossing (approx. 2.4 miles away in Maryland); West Virginia (Mineral County) / Maryland (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jane Frazier
Fort Sellers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Fort Sellers Marker
(approx. 4˝ miles away in Maryland); Picket Post No. 1 (approx. 4˝ miles away in Maryland); “Spendelow Camp” (approx. 4˝ miles away in Maryland); Combined Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Site of Fort Sellers image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Site of Fort Sellers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2020, by Mike Powell of Short Gap, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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