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

Fort Martin

 
 
Fort Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
1. Fort Martin Marker
Inscription.  Fort Martin was built in 1769 by Colonel Charles Martin. Three settlers were killed and seven captured near the fort in 1779. At the Methodist Episcopal Church here Bishop Francis Asbury preached in 1784.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 39° 42.914′ N, 79° 56.892′ W. Marker is near Maidsville, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Fort Martin Road (County Route 53) just south of the Pennsylvania state line, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maidsville WV 26541, 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. A different marker also named Fort Martin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I and II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 2 miles away); West Virginia / Pennsylvania
Fort Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
2. Fort Martin Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 2.4 miles away); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 2.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away in Pennsylvania); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maidsville.
 
Fort Martin United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, April 23, 2021
3. Fort Martin United Methodist Church
Located south of the marker at 1640 Fort Martin Road, Maidsville, West Virginia.
An additional marker on the Fort Martin United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, April 23, 2021
4. An additional marker on the Fort Martin United Methodist Church
Church Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, April 23, 2021
5. Church Sign
Established - 1784.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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May. 16, 2022