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

Fort Ashby

 
 
Fort Ashby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Fort Ashby Marker
Inscription.  Fort Ashby, one in the chain of Indian forts built by George Washington, 1755. sharp fighting here 1756. in 1794, troops under Gen. Daniel Morgan camped here on their way to suppress Whiskey Rebellion. Fort restored by W.P.A., 1939.
 
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Whiskey Rebellion, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 39° 30.311′ N, 78° 45.923′ W. Marker is in Fort Ashby, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on Green St., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Ashby WV 26719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Discovery Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Ashby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Sellers (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sallie Pollock-Cook-High (approx. 5.7 miles away in Maryland); Pvt James D. Pollock (approx. 5.7 miles away in Maryland); Wire Bridge Engagement
Fort Ashby image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
2. Fort Ashby
(approx. 6.1 miles away); Camp Washington (approx. 6.1 miles away); Brady's Crossing (approx. 7.1 miles away in Maryland). 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.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkColonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Ashby image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Fort Ashby
Built 1755
by order
Colonel George Washington
Restored 1939
Works Progress Administration
sponsors
Mineral County Court
Potomac Valley Chapter NSDAR
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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