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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Parkersburg

 
 
Parkersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Parkersburg Marker
Inscription.  Blockhouse at "Point" built by Virginia for border defense during the Indian hostilities. Garrisoned by troops under Bogard, Coburn, and others. Still standing in 1803. County seat established in 1800 on land given by John Stokley.
 
Erected 1881 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 16.002′ N, 81° 33.702′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Juliana Street and 5th Street on Juliana Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Beeson Blair (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creating West Virginia (about 700 feet away); Wood County Court House (about 700 feet away); W.H. Smith Hardward Co (about 700 feet away); West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors
Parkersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Parkersburg Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert J. Woofter (approx. ¼ mile away); Escape to Freedom (approx. ¼ mile away); Vital Transportation Center (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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