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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Boreman

 
 
Fort Boreman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 25, 2021
1. Fort Boreman Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1863 on Mount Logan by Company A of the 11th WV Infantry to protect the B&O Railroad line between Wheeling and Parkersburg. The defensive structure was named in honor of the new state's first governor, Arthur I. Boreman, who lived in Wood County. Though never attacked, the fort remained in use until June 1865. In 2003, it was listed on the National Register.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1865.
 
Location. 39° 15.737′ N, 81° 34.154′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on Fort Boreman Drive, one mile south of Robert Byrd Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome (a few steps from this marker); Parkersburg in 1861 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Boreman During The Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different
Fort Boreman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 25, 2021
2. Fort Boreman Marker
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marker also named Fort Boreman (within shouting distance of this marker); William L. “Mudwall” Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Parkersburg and the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Parkersburg (West) Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Blennerhassett Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022