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Beech Bottom in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Beech Bottom Fort

 
 
Beech Bottom Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
1. Beech Bottom Fort Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood Beech Bottom Fort, which was with Fort Pitt and Fort Henry in the group of posts guarding the western borders during the Revolution and its attendant Indian wars. Troops from Fort Pitt helped garrison this important fort.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 40° 13.62′ N, 80° 39.181′ W. Marker is in Beech Bottom, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 2 and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling south on State Route 2. This historic marker is located on the opposite side of the highway from the Ohio River, on a small traffic island, across the street from a small community park and playground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beech Bottom WV 26030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (approx. 3.1 miles away); Waugh Flour Mills
Beech Bottom Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
2. Beech Bottom Fort Marker
View of the historic marker situated on a traffic island, looking south along state route 2, with a community park/playground in the left background.
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Brooke County/Ohio County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wellsburg (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wellsburg Wharf (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Lewis and Clark Connection (approx. 3.6 miles away); Patrick Gass (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Beech Bottom Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
3. Beech Bottom Fort 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 27, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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Jul. 14, 2020