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Follansbee in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Decker

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. Fort Decker Marker
Inscription.  John Decker built a fort of logs and stone on a site just north of State St. near Ohio River, 1774. Leaden bullets and arrowheads found here on the river bank signify Native American attack on the fort from Mingo Island.
 
Erected 2005 by City of Follansbee and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 40° 19.432′ N, 80° 35.708′ W. Marker is in Follansbee, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Mahan Park, on Main Street between State and Broad Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Follansbee WV 26037, 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. George Washington Crossing, 1770 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Power Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles
Fort Decker Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. Fort Decker Marker
Looking north along Main Street.
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away); Village of Power / Windsor Power Plant (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); In Honor of Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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