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Bethany in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Bethany / Rice's Fort

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
1. Bethany Marker
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Bethany
Bethany College, established here in 1840, oldest school of college rank in State. The home and the study of Alexander Campbell, founder, are here. Prof. A. E. Dolbear here perfected parts of the telephone, which Bell used.

Rice's Fort
Near here stood the frontier outpost built by Abraham and Daniel Rice on Buffalo Creek. In September, 1782, its little garrison of six men repulsed an attack of 100 Indians, who had just been defeated in an assault on Fort Henry, Wheeling.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1782.
 
Location. 40° 12.31′ N, 80° 33.445′ W. Marker is in Bethany, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Route 67) and Fairway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethany WV 26032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
2. Rice's Fort Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Delta Tau Delta Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Renner Union - Bethany House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethany Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethany / Bethany College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alexander Campbell (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Campbell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Archibald McLean (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethany.
 
Also see . . .  Bethany West Virginia. (Submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bethany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
3. Bethany Marker
Rice's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
4. Rice's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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