Cheat Lake in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice
August 5, 1767 — July 5, 1851
Also the site of Ice’s Ferry where Washington Crossed the Cheat River in 1784.
Erected 1932 by the Ice Family Association on August 17th.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
Location. 39° 40.086′ N, 79° 51.582′ W. Marker is in Cheat Lake, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Cheat Road (County Route 857) and Mont Chateau Road, on the left on Cheat Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, 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. Ice’s Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Fountain (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. George Washington Stopped Here (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Pierpont (approx. 1.9 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fueling a Community: The Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheat Lake.
More about this marker. This location is the eastern approach to the old steel truss Cheat Road bridge over Cheat Lake, which has been demolished and replaced with the bridge visible in photograph No. 3. The monument was moved to here when the bridge was replaced in the 2000s.
There is no walkway to this monument, and no parking on this side of the road. You must straddle the highway guardrail and carefully make your way across the rip-rap until you reach solid ground.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on December 27, 2017.