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Glenville in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Moore

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Fort Moore Marker
Inscription.  At the top of the hill is the site of a log fort 30x30 feet in size, built in spring, 1864, for Capt. W.T. Wiant's Gilmer County Home Guards. Occupied until December, 1864. Burned days later by Confederates under Capt. Sida Campbell.
 
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 38° 56.19′ N, 80° 50.011′ W. Marker is in Glenville, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is on Pioneer Way (County Route 5/3) 0.2 miles east of North Court Street, on the right when traveling east. Located on the campus of Glenville State College. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 High Street, Glenville WV 26351, 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. Attack on Glenville (here, next to this marker); Glenville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glenville State College (about 600 feet
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Fort Moore Marker
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away); Glenville State Teachers College (about 700 feet away); The Gilmer Rifles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Lewis Hays (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary (approx. 1.1 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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