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

Forman Massacre

 
 
Forman Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
1. Forman Massacre Marker
Inscription.  In the "Narrows," September 27, 1777, Capt. Wm. Forman (Foreman) and his Hampshire County troops were ambushed by Indians; 21 were killed. They had joined Fort Henry garrison, located on the Ohio at Wheeling to protect western settlements.
 
Erected 2002 by The West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 58.703′ N, 80° 43.896′ W. Marker is in McMechen, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and 21st Street when traveling north on U.S. 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McMechen WV 26040, 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. Foreman Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Harriet B. Jones (approx. 2 miles away); Benwood Mine Disaster (approx.
Forman Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
2. Forman Massacre Marker
2.4 miles away); The Great Stone Viaduct (approx. 2.4 miles away in Ohio); Imperial Glass (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); Willow Grove Mine (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio); Colonel John H. Sullivan (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio); War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio).
 
Forman Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
3. Forman Massacre Marker
& the DAR "Foreman Massacre" marker
Nearby "Welcome to McMechen" sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
4. Nearby "Welcome to McMechen" sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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