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Near Berlin in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Hackerís Settlement

 
 
John Hackerís Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2021
1. John Hackerís Settlement Marker
Inscription.  John Hacker (1743-1824) erected his pioneer cabin about one mile west of here in 1769. He was the first white settler in Lewis County, and in the watershed of the creek which bears his name. He served under General George Rogers Clark in the Illinois campaign of 1778. Hacker and his wife Mary are buried in a small private cemetery near here.
 
Erected 1976 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 39° 3.729′ N, 80° 22.05′ W. Marker is near Berlin, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on Hackers Creek Road (County Route 7) 0.7 miles north of Berlin Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4422 Hackers Creek Rd, Jane Lew WV 26378, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Lightburn (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dedicated To All Veterans (approx. 3.9 miles away); First M.P. Church
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(approx. 4 miles away); Jacksonís Mill / Jackson Graves (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lorentz (approx. 4.7 miles away); Population Center (approx. 5 miles away); Graves of Heroes (approx. 5.2 miles away); Seizure of Weston Bank Funds (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Illinois Campaign.
The Illinois campaign, also known as Clarkís Northwestern campaign (1778-1779), was a series of events during the American Revolutionary War in which a small force of Virginia militiamen, led by George Rogers Clark, seized control of several British posts in the Illinois Country of the Province of Quebec, in what are now Illinois and Indiana in the Midwestern United States. The campaign is the best-known action of the western theater of the war and the source of Clarkís reputation as an early American military hero.
(Submitted on May 24, 2021.) 

2. . (Submitted on May 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
 
John Hackerís Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2021
2. John Hackerís Settlement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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