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Near Petersburg in Grant County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Bingamon

 
 
Fort Bingamon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, August 21, 2010
1. Fort Bingamon Marker
Inscription.  Near this fort, established as defense against Indians, stood Samuel Bingamon's cabin. His home attacked and his wife wounded, Bingamon single-handed shot and clubbed to death all but one of a party of seven Indians.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 55.649′ N, 79° 10.502′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, West Virginia, in Grant County. Marker is on U.S. 220, on the right when traveling south. Next to Pansy Roadside Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg WV 26847, 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. Fairfax Line (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Judy Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); War in Grant County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Winter Quarters Huts (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Tannery in Petersburg, WV
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(approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Mulligan (approx. 5.4 miles away); Defending the Fort (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Impregnable Fortress (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Fort Bingamon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, August 21, 2010
2. Fort Bingamon Marker
Photo taken looking south on U.S. Route 220.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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