Hacker's Creek / Jane Lew
At mouth of Jesse's Run was home of Jesse Hughes, Indian fighter and scout. About 1770, John Hacker settled here. Near by is scene of Cozad and other border massacres. Several Indian villages and burying grounds were here.
Here Fort West was built, 1770-1773, by Edmund West and sons and burned by the Indians, 1778. Beech's Fort was later erected near by during the Indian wars. A mill was built here by Henry McWhorter in 1793.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 39° 6.578′ N, 80° 24.406′ W. Marker is in Jane Lew, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 19) 0.1 miles north of High Street (County Route 8), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6113 Main Street, Jane Lew WV 26378, 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. Gen. Lightburn (within shouting distance of this
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2014, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2014, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.