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Vance in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Forman

 
 
Fort Forman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Fort Forman Marker
Inscription.  Frontier outpost, Capt. William Forman (Foreman), in 1777, led a company from this county to the relief of Fort Henry at Wheeling. He, two sons, and others were killed in an ambush by Native Americans at the "Narrows" near Moundsville.
 
Erected 2004 by West Virginia Division of Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 39° 22.52′ N, 78° 44.301′ W. Marker is in Vance, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 28 and Buffalo Hollow Road on State Route 28. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old District Parsonage (approx. 2.3 miles away); Easton Family Homesite (approx. 2.4 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away);
Fort Forman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Fort Forman Marker
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Gilbert Proctor Miller (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hampshire County World War I Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Romney / Early Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hampshire County Courthouse (approx. 2˝ miles away); Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
Site of Fort Forman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Site of Fort Forman Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 8 times this year. 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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