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

The Block-House

 
 
The Block-House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. The Block-House Marker
Inscription.  Northeast of this spot on river bank stood the Block-House built in 1784 by James Neal.
 
Erected 1917 by James Wood County Court Chapter D.A.R. Wood County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 39° 15.28′ N, 81° 32.816′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Pike Street and Camden Avenue on Pike 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neal's Station (here, next to this marker); Col. Hugh Phelps (here, next to this marker); Tavenner Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away); The Toll House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Tollgate House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Turnpikes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); John J. Jackson, Jr. (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
The Block-House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. The Block-House Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022