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Farmington in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Indian Raid

 
 
Indian Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
1. Indian Raid Marker
Inscription.  Here Nicholas Wood and Jacob Straight were killed and Mrs. Elizabeth Dragoo captured during Indian raid in 1786. Mrs. Straight and her daughter made their escape from the Indians by hiding under sheltering rocks near by.
 
Erected 2010 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 30.69′ N, 80° 15.171′ W. Marker is in Farmington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and West Virginia Route 218, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington WV 26571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmington Disaster (approx. ¼ mile away); Waitman T. Willey (approx. ¼ mile away); Coon’s Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mannington / Flaggy Meadow (approx. 4.4 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); First Father’s Day Service
Indian Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
2. Indian Raid Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces an earlier marker with the same text, but titled “Indian Massacre” erected prior to 1937.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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