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

Coon’s Fort

 
 
Coon’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
1. Coon’s Fort Marker
Inscription.  To the south, Indian fort built in 1777 under direction of Captain James Booth. It was an important place of refuge for many early settlers in this valley. Near by was the iron furnace built by Benjamin Brice in 1812.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 27.403′ N, 80° 14.431′ W. Marker is near Worthington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 19 north of West Virginia Route 218, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worthington WV 26591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmington Disaster (approx. 3.8 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 3.8 miles away); Waitman T. Willey (approx. 3.9 miles away); Big Elm (approx. 4.4 miles away); Granville Davisson Hall
Coon’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
2. Coon’s Fort Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); First Father’s Day Service (approx. 5 miles away); Marion County / Taylor County (approx. 5 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
 
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 498 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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