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Williamsport in Grant County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Vincent Williams

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, January 30, 2016
1. Vincent Williams Marker
Inscription.  Nearby was located cabin of Vincent Williams, an early settler and noted Indian fighter of the South Branch, who lived on Patterson’s Creek near Fort Pleasant. During a July 16, 1756 attack on his home, Williams killed five Native Americans before he was killed and his body mutilated. His son, Col. Vincent Williams, later visited Shawnee Chief Killbuck, who referred to Williams, the father, as “a brave warrior.”
 
Erected 2002 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1756.
 
Location. 39° 12.648′ N, 79° 1.703′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, West Virginia, in Grant County. Marker is on Patterson Creek Road (County Route 5) 0.4 miles north of Williamsport-Twin Mountain Road (Local Road 5/2), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington WV 26710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Vincent Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 30, 2016
2. Vincent Williams Marker
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as the crow flies. High Knob (approx. 5.6 miles away); Nancy Hanks (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fort Pleasant (approx. 6.6 miles away); Willow Wall (approx. 6.7 miles away); Battle of Moorefield (approx. 6.9 miles away); Greenland Gap (approx. 7.7 miles away); Greenland Gap Engagement (approx. 7.7 miles away); Claysville United Methodist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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