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Near Proctor in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Baker's Station

 
 
Baker's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
1. Baker's Station Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
Inscription.  Site of blockhouse built by Captain John Baker in 1784. Rendezvous of scouts along Indian war path from Muskingum Valley into Virginia. Near by are buried Captain Baker, John Wetzel, and others killed by Indians in 1787.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 48.178′ N, 80° 49.085′ W. Marker was near Proctor, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker was on West Virginia Route 2 south of Woodland and Graysville Road (County Route 27), on the left when traveling south. This historic marker is located along the side of the highway, opposite the Ohio River, a short distance south of where the highway crosses Fish Creek. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Proctor WV 26055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Zachary Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s
Baker's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
2. Baker's Station Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along state route 2.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Powhatan Point (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio); George Washington (approx. 4.1 miles away in Ohio); The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944 (approx. 4.3 miles away in Ohio); Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn (approx. 5.1 miles away in Ohio); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 5.7 miles away); Marshall County / Wetzel County (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Generation One of the John Baker Family. This is a link to information on the Baker Family that also provides additional information on Baker's Station. (Submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Baker's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
3. Baker's Station Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker looking north along state route 2.
Baker's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
4. Baker's Station Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along state route 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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