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Alta in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Donnally / Border Heroes

 
 
Fort Donnally Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
1. Fort Donnally Marker side
Inscription.  
Fort Donnally
Built by Andrew Donnally a few miles north about 1771. Attack on this fort by 200 Indians in 1778 was second most important frontier engagement in the State. The fort was relieved by force under Colonel John Stuart.

Border Heroes
Before the Fort Donnally attack, settlement had been warned by Phillip Hammond and John Pryor, scouts at Point Pleasant, who, made-up as Indians by Nonhelema, the sister of Cornstalk, passed and outran the Indians.
 
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNative AmericansWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 52.16′ N, 80° 32.587′ W. Marker was in Alta, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker was at the intersection
Border Heroes Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Border Heroes Marker side
of Midland Trail W (U.S. 60) and Old State 12/Alta Mountain Road (County Route 60/38) on Midland Trail W. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (here, next to this marker); Maxon Sand (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Donnally / Border Heroes (approx. 2.2 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Tuckwiller's Hill (approx. 5 miles away); Sam Black Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Greenbrier Ghost (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pontiac's War / Welsh Cemetery (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alta.
 
Additional comments.
1. sign missing
this sign is not at that location as of april 2018 post is the here but no sign
    — Submitted April 17, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia.
 
Missing Fort Donnally/Border Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, April 15, 2018
3. Missing Fort Donnally/Border Heroes Marker
It was on the empty post to the right of the Andres & Charles Lewis March marker that still stands.
Fort Donnally/Border Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
4. Fort Donnally/Border Heroes Marker
Looking east on U.S. Route 60
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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