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Near Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Germany Valley

 
 
Germany Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Linda Walcroft, October 8, 2009
1. Germany Valley Marker
Inscription.  In Germany Valley is the site of Hinkle's Fort built in 1761–1762. It was the only defense of the South Branch after Fort Upper Tract and Fort Seybert were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Killbuck, April 27–28, 1758.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia History Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1851.
 
Location. 38° 42.352′ N, 79° 24.082′ W. Marker is near Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on U.S. 33, 2 miles east of Bland Hills Road, on the right when traveling west. Next to access road for Germany Valley Overlook Cabins. GPS and cell phones may not work in this mountainous area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin WV 26807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Union Raid (here, next to this marker); Gravesite of John Dolly (approx. 1.3 miles away);
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The "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 3 miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 3.3 miles away); Spruce Knob (approx. 4.8 miles away); Organized Pendleton County (approx. 5 miles away); Indians (approx. 5.4 miles away); Franklin High School Cupola (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverton.
 
More about this marker. This spot is known for it's beautiful views.
 
Also see . . .  Views of Germany Valley. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia.)
 
Germany Valley Overlook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Linda Walcroft, October 8, 2009
2. Germany Valley Overlook
Looking toward the Allegheny Front and the Monongahela National Forest.
Germany Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, July 19, 2011
3. Germany Valley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,538 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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