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Blacksville in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Blacksville

 
 
Blacksville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
1. Blacksville Marker
Inscription.  Site of Baldwin blockhouse, 1770-1775. Brice and Nathan Worley settled here in 1766. Nathan was killed by Indians in 1777. Laid out as a town in 1829 and lots sold through a lottery. Town is named for David Black, early settler.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
 
Location. 39° 43.201′ N, 80° 12.454′ W. Marker is in Blacksville, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Mason Dixon Highway (West Virginia Route 7) 0.1 miles east of Washington Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksville WV 26521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); The F-84F Thunderstreak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different
Blacksville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
2. Blacksville Marker
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marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Statler's Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away); Price Memorial Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Border Heroine (approx. 4.8 miles away); Shanks Mill (approx. 5 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 26, 2022