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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Henry

 
 
Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
1. Fort Henry Marker
Side 1
Inscription.  
Attacked, 1777, by Wyandot, Mingo, and Shawnee Indians who were repulsed by garrison under David Shepherd after white scouting parties had lost heavily. Maj. Samuel McCullough made famous ride over cliff during attack.

Last battle of the American Revolution fought here, Sept. 11–13, 1782. Ebenezer and Silas Zane led force which defeated British and Indians under British officers, carrying a British flag. Scene of Betty Zane’s heroic act.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1874.
 
Location. 40° 4.145′ N, 80° 43.462′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 2) south of 10th Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Siege of Fort Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Depot
Fort Henry Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Fort Henry Marker, Side 2
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congressional Medal of Honor (about 300 feet away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Wheeling Suspension Bridge (about 500 feet away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge - 1849 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Also see . . .
1. Story of Fort Henry. 1940 article by A. B. Brooks in West Virginia History. (Submitted on November 25, 2006.) 

2. Betty Zane. by Zane Grey. Entire book online at no charge. (Submitted on November 25, 2006.) 
 
Fort Henry Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
3. Fort Henry Marker, Side 1
Site of Fort Henry image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
4. Site of Fort Henry
A sharp drop down to the Ohio River occurs just beyond the tree. The mountains in the distance are across the river in Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,747 times since then and 86 times this year. Last updated on January 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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