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Near Cheat Bridge in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Cheat Summit Camp

 
 
Cheat Summit Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2011
1. Cheat Summit Camp Marker
Inscription.  Also called Fort Milroy. Fortified camp in gap at the crest of White Top of Cheat Mountain. Occupied by Federal troops during fall and winter of 1861-1862; repulsed threats in Lee's mountain campaign of 1861. Fort's command of the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike prevented Lee's army from advancing inland. Above 4,000 feet elevation, highest Union fort in the Civil War.
 
Erected 1968 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 36.764′ N, 79° 52.05′ W. Marker is near Cheat Bridge, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and County Route 250/4, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huttonsville WV 26273, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Asa Gray / Buffalo-Indian Trail (a few steps from this marker); Shavers Fork (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Cheat Summit Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2011
2. Cheat Summit Camp Marker
Cabin Remains (approx. 0.9 miles away); Astride the Road from Nowhere (approx. 0.9 miles away); Guarding the Turnpike (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cheat Summit Fort (approx. one mile away); Behind the Parapet (approx. one mile away); Cheat Mountain (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheat Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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