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Ridgeley in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Ohio

 
 
Fort Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2013
1. Fort Ohio Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1750 the Ohio Company of Virginia erected a fortified storehouse known as Fort Ohio or the New Store. It served as protection and the center of commerce for this area, called Wills Creek until 1755, when Fort Cumberland, across the Potomac River in Maryland, was completed.
 
Erected 2007 by Citizens & Business’s/Ridgeley Area, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 39° 38.879′ N, 78° 45.983′ W. Marker is in Ridgeley, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on Bridge Street (Alternate West Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeley WV 26753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Edward Shuck, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Cumberland Gateway Westward
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line in Maryland); Our Local Indian Heritage (about 500 feet away in Maryland); Palisado Fort or Stockade (about 600 feet away in Maryland); Beginning Of National Pike (about 700 feet away in Maryland); Col. Joshua Fry (about 700 feet away in Maryland); The Old National Pike (about 700 feet away in Maryland); Headquarters of George Washington (about 700 feet away in Maryland).
 
Bridge St (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2013
2. Bridge St (facing south)
Bridge St (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2013
3. Bridge St (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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