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

Coon’s Fort

 
 
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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 and Castles. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 27.403′ N, 80° 14.431′ W. Marker was near Worthington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker was on U.S. 19 north of West Virginia Route 218, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was 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 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Monongah Mine Disaster Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial
Coon’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
2. Coon’s Fort Marker
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Monongah Heroine (approx. 1½ miles away); Italian-American Immigrants Memorial Bell (approx. 1½ miles away); Monongah Disaster (approx. 1½ miles away); Captain James Booth (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worthington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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