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Mt. Storm in Grant County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Ogden

 
 
Fort Ogden Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
1. Fort Ogden Marker
Inscription.  Frontier defense, including blockhouse, stockade, and cabins. Part of the chain of forts established by George Washington about 1755. Point of refuge for the Bowmans, Lees, Logsdons and many pioneer families.
 
Erected 2012 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 1755.
 
Location. 39° 16.705′ N, 79° 17.622′ W. Marker is in Mt. Storm, West Virginia, in Grant County. Marker is on George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) west of Cherry Ridge Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Storm WV 26739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. By King’s Command (here, next to this marker); Honor Roll (approx. 2.8 miles away); In Honor (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grant County / State of Maryland (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Civil War Fort Pendleton (approx. 3.4 miles
Fort Ogden and By King’s Command Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2014
2. Fort Ogden and By King’s Command Markers
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away in Maryland); Mineral County / Grant County (approx. 6.3 miles away); Highest Point on the Maryland State Roads System (approx. 6.7 miles away in Maryland); Greenland Gap (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Storm.
 
More about this marker. This marker is hard to see when traveling east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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