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

Cabin Remains

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2012
1. Cabin Remains Marker
Inscription.  This area is where troops were quartered. Most cabins within the earthworks were lumber structures with bark roofs. These measured roughly 40 feet by 20 feet and were extremely crowed at times. The circular mounds usually represent collapsed chimneys. Under certain ground conditions it is possible to view the outline of the cabin, represented by a subtle embankment. Many of the mounds were vandalized before Cheat Summit Fort entered into public ownership.
 
Erected by US Forest Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 37.363′ N, 79° 52.726′ W. Marker is in Cheat Bridge, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from County Route 250/4 1.1 miles west of U.S. 250. Located in Fort Milroy. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Astride the Road from Nowhere (within shouting distance of this marker); Guarding the Turnpike (within shouting distance of
Cabin Remains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2012
2. Cabin Remains Marker
this marker); Behind the Parapet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheat Summit Fort (about 600 feet away); Shavers Fork (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cheat Summit Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Asa Gray / Buffalo-Indian Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cheat Mountain (approx. 2.3 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 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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