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

Fort Ashby

 
 
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Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Fort Ashby Marker
This marker is at the intersection of Washington and Green Sts. Identical marker is in front of the fort 1/4 mile north on Green St.
Inscription.  Erected in 1755 by Lieut. John Bacon under orders from George Washington and garrisoned with twenty-one men. Lieut. Robert Rutherford, with company of Rangers, was defeated here, August, 1756, by the French and Indians. Fort was named for Col. John Ashby who arrived there after remarkable escape from the Indians. Ashby commanded the fort until after the Revolutionary War. The W.P.A. restored fort in 1939.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkColonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 39° 30.198′ N, 78° 46.116′ W. Marker is in Fort Ashby, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington St. and N. Green St. on Washington St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Ashby WV 26719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Ashby (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Discovery Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Ashby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Step Back in Time (approx. ¼ mile away); Women at the Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Ashby's Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington's Orders (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Ashby.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Ashby - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Fort Ashby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Fort Ashby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,191 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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