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Bridgeport in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Powers' Fort

 
 
John Powers' Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 29, 2007
1. John Powers' Fort Marker
Inscription.  On Simpson Creek is the site of fort built by John Powers, 1771. Nearby is grave of Col. Benjamin Wilson, soldier and settler. Here lived Joseph Johnson, only Virginia governor from west of Alleghenies; first elected by popular vote.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
 
Location. 39° 16.904′ N, 80° 15.472′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 West Main Street, Bridgeport WV 26330, 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. Bridgeport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benedum Civic Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Bridgeport Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baptist Meeting House
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(approx. one mile away); Old Baptist Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Simpson Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Combat Wounded (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Combat Wounded (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Short Biography of Benjamin Wilson. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Short Biography of Joseph Johnson. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
John Powers' Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 29, 2007
2. John Powers' Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,086 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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